New York City Overhauls Short-Term Foster Care Shelter After Judge’s Contempt Order
New York City Council confronted the commissioner who oversees foster care again yesterday over his agency’s temporary intake center for foster youth, after news reports described child neglect and chaos at the facility.
In Foster Care, Emergency Shelters Frequently Come Under Fire
Last week, The Imprint reported on the heartbreaking case of Kenneth, a foster youth in New York City who spent more than a year in a shelter that failed to appropriately care for him.
L.A. County Spends $1 Billion on Services for Single, Homeless Adults
Researchers found that just six Los Angeles County agencies spent nearly $1 billion in 2015 on services for single adults experiencing homelessness, according to a report released in January 2016. Despite this staggering figure, the number of individuals experiencing homelessness continues to rise.
Curbing Congregate Plus Foster Care Shortage Equals Bad Policy
Rarely have I seen a greater disconnect between policy and reality than what is occurring in California’s foster care system. On October 11, Governor Jerry Brown signed legislation that drastically reduces the number of children placed in group homes and the length of time they spend in such placements.