Arizona Passes Bill to Shield More Juveniles from Transfer to Adult Court
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey (R) signed a bill that would enable the state’s juvenile justice system to hold older youths until age 19, a move that advocates hope will lower the number of teens transferred into adult court.
Arizona Tax Credit Boosts Foster Care Nonprofits, But At What Cost to Social Services?
In 2016, Arizona enhanced a tax credit program to allow taxpayers to make donations to foster care-related charities in lieu of paying taxes to the state, providing often cash-strapped nonprofits with a new mechanism to boost their bottom lines.
Arizona Newspaper Gets Three-Year Grant to Cover Child Welfare System
The Arizona Community Foundation has awarded a three-year grant to the Arizona Republic to “support in-depth investigative reporting about child welfare in Arizona,” according to a column on the newspaper’s website today.
FosterEd Develops Web Program to Help Foster Youth Meet Academic Goals
Foster youth have numerous adults in their lives responsible for acting in their best interests — from teachers and caregivers to social workers and mental health providers. But keeping all of these adults on the same page to ensure that foster youth meet their educational goals can be challenging, according to Michelle Traiman, director of FosterEd.
Seven of 11 New Governors Change Up Child Welfare Bosses
It is the second month of the year, which means it also the second month in the mansion for the 11 new governors sworn in for 2015. Here’s a look at three new state child welfare leaders who are stepping into some sticky situations: Illinois It surprised YSI that, in the majority of articles about George Sheldon taking over the Illinois Department of Children and Families, the focus was on Sheldon’s experience running the Florida Department of Children and Families from 2008 to 2011.