The Race Equity Crisis Facing Child Welfare Leaders
The absence of racial equity in our child welfare system is a national problem rooted in historical and structural sins of our country, the authors write.
Federal Judge Decides Georgia Students in Adult Jails Entitled to Education
A Georgia circuit judge ruled that federal law entitles students with disabilities to education services when in adult jails.
Advocacy Groups Launch Nationwide Campaign to End Juvenile Court Fines and Fees
A coalition of youth advocacy groups launched Debt Free Justice, a new national campaign to abolishing such court-imposed fines and fees.
Children’s Attorney Tapped to be California’s Next Foster Care Ombudsperson
California officials have named longtime dependency attorney Lawrence Fluharty as the state’s next foster care ombudsperson, a watchdog for the nation’s largest child welfare system.
Nathalia Gibbs Tapped to Coordinate Campaign to Repeal 1997 Adoption Law
A campaign announced in March to seek repeal of the Adoption and Safe Families Act has brought in a strategist to lead the effort.
Nevada’s Vulnerable Youth Offered Healing through Yoga
The yoga teachers with Reno nonprofit Urban Lotus guide youth toward healing through trauma-informed movement classes.
Former Foster Youth Like Me Face Eviction as Pandemic Drags On; Congressional Champions Introduce Life-Saving Extensions
As the pandemic drags on, young people from foster care are continuing to struggle, and the federal relief provided for older youth from foster care will soon expire.
South Carolina Juvenile Justice Leader Quits After Months of Pressure
The leader of South Carolina’s juvenile justice agency is stepping down after more than four years running the long-embattled department.