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Ed Chau

Montana Lawmakers to Study Courts’ Child Welfare Pilot Programs

10/21/2021

Montana Lawmakers to Study Courts’ Child Welfare Pilot Programs

Montana lawmakers will study two promising pilot programs courts have used to address the increase and improve the lives of foster youth.

Kansas Governor Laura Kelly Creates Division of the Child Advocate as Watchdog

10/20/2021

Kansas Governor Laura Kelly Creates Division of the Child Advocate as Watchdog

Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly signed an executive order early this month establishing the Division of the Child Advocate.

One Letter to a Teacher Helps Formerly Jailed Kids Stay on Track

10/20/2021

One Letter to a Teacher Helps Formerly Jailed Kids Stay on Track

New research out of Stanford proposes a practice for better classroom relations between kids who have been jailed and their teachers.

Youth Services Insider
Family First Clearinghouse Approves Two New Services, Will Reconsider Ohio Kinship Navigator

10/19/2021

First Kinship Support Model Gains Approval by Family First Clearinghouse

After three years, a kinship navigator model has finally gained approval from the clearinghouse for Family First Act services

10/19/2021

Child Welfare, Youth Justice Program Leaders Among Winners of New York’s David Prize

The creators of a nonprofit helping foster youth age out of the system, and a program to better launch young adults leaving lockups are among five New Yorkers awarded a prestigious local prize for their innovation.

Washington State Allowed to Exit Foster Care Lawsuit Following Reforms

10/18/2021

Washington State Allowed to Exit Foster Care Lawsuit Following Reforms

Years after foster care children and their legal advocates sued the state of Washington over mental health services, a federal judge is satisfied that the state is committed to lasting changes.

Youth Services Insider
Nonprofit Lucks Out With $1 Million Windfall From ‘Celebrity Wheel of Fortune’

10/18/2021

Nonprofit Lucks Out With $1 Million Windfall From ‘Celebrity Wheel of Fortune’

National child welfare provider Youth Villages learned Sunday night it would receive $1 million from "Celebrity Wheel of Fortune."

A Social Services Department in Upstate New York Gets Independent Review

10/18/2021

Amid Division Over Critical State Audit, St. Lawrence County Approves Outside Review of Embattled Social Services Department

Following concerns about its child protection and foster care services, local lawmakers in St. Lawrence County, New York, are bringing in an independent firm to conduct a comprehensive review.

California Takes on More Oversight of Unaccompanied Immigrant Children

10/14/2021

California Takes on More Oversight of Unaccompanied Immigrant Children

California is asserting its responsibility for the care of immigrant children in the state who don't have any adult to look after them.