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Children’s Home Society of North Carolina

1/25/2021

Minnesota Advocates Call for Direct Payments to Foster Youth from Pandemic Relief
Deanna King, a former foster youth in Minneapolis, with her two children. Photo courtesy of King.

Child welfare advocates in Minnesota are calling for the state to use some of its funds from the federal coronavirus relief bill to make direct payments to current and former foster youth who are transitioning to adulthood.

1/25/2021

1 in 4 California Foster Youth Become Homeless After Leaving Extended Care
Illustration by Christine Ongjoco.

While millions of California residents have been pushed into financial peril under the crush of the coronavirus pandemic, new research shows that more than a quarter of the state’s former foster youth struggled with homelessness and housing instability well before the virus’ economic devastation hit. 

1/25/2021

Biden Takes Steps to Ease Food Insecurity Pronto
Illustration by Christine Ongjoco.

Moving swiftly to address a growing hunger crisis, the Biden administration on Friday announced several new efforts to put more for on the tables of Americans who’ve been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic.

1/25/2021

The World’s Children Have a Lot Riding on Biden

The world watched with eager anticipation as power transitioned last week to President Joe Biden. The paths, priorities and policies he chooses will impact not just Americans, but citizens everywhere. Arguably, they will be felt most of all by our planet’s children.

Youth Services Insider

1/24/2021

YAP’s New President an Old Hand at Pushing Against Incarceration

Youth Advocate Programs, which in recent years has secured a high-quality research result and a big philanthropic bet, has now locked in a long-term succession plan within its ranks. 

The Harrisburg, Penn.-based

1/24/2021

Los Angeles District Attorney Faces Resistance Over Justice Reforms
Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón Photo: Bryan Chan/Los Angeles County

Newly elected Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón is moving quickly to change how youth are prosecuted and held accountable for crimes – hiring a public defender to overhaul long-standing juvenile justice policies, ending the practice of trying children in adult court and halting the prosecution of truancy cases. 

1/22/2021

Five Former Foster Youth Sound Off: How the Pandemic Impacts Their Education
During the COVID-19 pandemic, many in-person support services for current and former foster youth have been eliminated. This has been devastating for students pursuing higher education and left many to rely on – or long for – the lifelong connections promised when they exited foster care.

1/22/2021

New York City Releases Long-Delayed Plan to Help Youth, Young Adults

Youth and young adults who are having a rough time overcoming the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic are targeted for help under a set of long-awaited initiatives announced this week by New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio. 

Youth Services Insider

1/21/2021

Report Urges New Surveillance Methods, More Virtual Options after Coronavirus

The conservative-leaning American Enterprise Institute (AEI) published a set of recommended “lessons learned” about child welfare practice during coronavirus, while taking issue with several child welfare positions the Trump administration had during the pandemic.