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Peers Award New Hampshire Juvenile, Family Court Judge David King
The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges has recognized family court judge David King with its Justice Innovation Award.
California Wants to Expand Access to Mental Health Care for Children
California has proposed plans for improved access to an array of pediatric mental health services — before children reach a crisis state.
Do Not Diminish the Importance of Small Beginnings
Paul DiLorenzo laments that fact that tremendous community innovations in child welfare is not a focal point of efforts to reform the system
New York Foster Youth and Advocates Rally For Housing During the Pandemic, Urge Lawmakers to Revisit Permanent Supports
Survey results from New York City’s older foster youth revealed how the pandemic has intensified their struggles for housing.
Simone Biles: You Can Be Strong and Choose Rest
Simone Biles is a champion for liberation through her public acceptance and acknowledgement of her need for rest, which is an inevitably radical act of resistance, writes Ivory Bennett.
Foster Youth Congressional Interns Present Policy Fixes to U.S. Legislators
Eleven former foster youth gathered virtually on Tuesday to share with members of the U.S. Congress their ideas for improving the lives of hundreds of thousands of children who grow up in foster care and adoptive homes — an annual event producing cutting-edge policy ideas from those with lived experience.
L.A. County to Provide Income to Transition-Age Youth
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors announced a $7.7 million plan for guaranteed income to transition-age youth.
Government Seeks Comment on Possible Changes to Family First Handbook
The Biden administration may revise the handbook for evaluating services meant to prevent the use of foster care in some child welfare cases.
Hidden Foster Care: All of The Responsibility, None of The Resources
Outside of the traditional foster care system exists a shadow system of potentially hundreds of thousands of children removed by CPS to their relatives or family friends—without a court case, monetary support, or due process.