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Number of Youth in Formal Foster Care Continues to Decline, Imprint Survey Finds

The Imprint's 2023 data for our Who Cares project finds that the number of youth in foster care continued to drop this year.


Lakeside Staffers Plead No Contest to Charges from Cornelius Fredericks’ Death

Two former Lakeside Academy staffers pleaded no contest to involuntary manslaughter in the 2020 death of 16-year-old Cornelius Fredericks.

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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.