Family First Act Would Harm California’s Foster Care Reforms, Groups Say
Federal legislation that would mean sweeping changes to the nation’s foster care system will again be up for a vote by the House of Representatives and Senate later today or tomorrow as part of a temporary spending bill.
Karen de Sá Investigates Shelters, Where Traumatized Children are Met with ‘Handcuffs and Jail Cells’
Today, the San Francisco Chronicle published journalist Karen de Sá’s latest investigation of the child welfare system. In “Dubious Arrests, Damaged Lives“, de Sá and team of Chronicle reporters focused on “emergency shelters.”
L.A. County Board of Supes Pushes for Changes to Family First Act
At its meeting yesterday, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors approved a motion that would endorse making changes to a recently unveiled piece of national legislation seeking to dramatically reduce reliance on group home placements and to increase the ability of states to use child-welfare dollars on prevention services.
L.A. County Hopes to Expand Family-Finding Services
Facing a rising number of children in care in the county and looming statewide reforms, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors approved a proposal yesterday that would seek ways to invest in finding immediate placements with family members for children entering the county’s child-welfare system.
Research Centers Offer Congregate-Care Policy Recommendations for States
As the federal government considers legislation that would reduce federal spending on congregate care, researchers from two prominent research and policy centers suggest that states will have to better understand patterns of congregate-care placements in order to best support youth and families.