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Youth Services Insider


Bipartisan Bill Introduced To Tighten Oversight of Residential Centers for Youth

Legislation calling for better oversight of youth residential treatment centers was introduced in both chambers of Congress today.

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Family First Act


Report IDs Progress, Problems with Changes to Congregate Care in Family First Act

Barriers persist in reducing use of congregate care under the Family First Prevention Services Act, according to a new report.


New York’s Foster Care Providers Sue State over Reimbursement Rates

Group facilities for New York children and youth in foster care are fighting a rate change they say will "destabilize" their budgets.


Former Residents of New York Group Care Facilities Want to Know if Anyone Hears Their Cries 

Children’s advocates have published accounts of 80 young New Yorkers sent to foster care group facilities, hoping to prompt officials to act. 

Youth Advocates Again Push Congress to Crack Down on ‘Troubled Teen’ Industry


Youth Advocates Again Push Congress to Crack Down on ‘Troubled Teen’ Industry

Lawmakers and advocates for youth who have survived traumatic experiences in congregate care facilities say legislation is forthcoming.

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Capitol View on Kids


During Confirmation Hearing for Top Biden Child Welfare Officials, Senators Voice Their Own Priorities

The confirmation hearing for Biden's top two child welfare officials took place last week, and the topics of discussion at the hearing are likely a strong indicator of what child welfare issues are front and center for various factions of D.C. in 2022.

    Foster Care Failed to Protect Two Texas Teens from Sexual Assault


    Outside Experts Give Texas Roadmap to Decrease Sky-high Rates of Foster Kids Sleeping in Offices, Hotels

    An panel of child welfare experts made recommendations for keeping kids in the Texas foster care system safely housed, including supporting kin placements.


    Kids in Foster Care Belong in Families, Not Modern Day Orphanages

    When it comes to the use of institutions and group homes, writes Cheri Williams, the system charged with “rehabilitating ineffective parents” has become an ineffective parent.

    Family Settles Suit Against Michigan Youth Lockup Where Staff Killed Teen


    Family Settles Suit Against Michigan Youth Facility Where Staff Killed Teen

    The family of a 16-year-old Michigan boy who died at the hands of staff members at a youth facility has settled in a wrongful death suit.