Proper Supports Could Transform Child Welfare, Chapin Hall Brief Finds
A range of concrete and economic supports could sufficiently stabilize families and children to the point that they could avoid traumatic involvement with the child welfare system, according to a newly updated policy brief by researchers from Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago.
Georgia Child Welfare Director Quits After ‘Offensive’ Confrontation with Officer
The director of Georgia’s family and children’s services resigned after he demeaned a Black sheriff’s deputy on state property.
Texas Lawmaker Commits to Restricting and Tracking Hidden Foster Care
A special session bill before the feuding Texas Legislature takes aim at a practice widely referred to as hidden foster care.
The Family Justice Gap
Those in the child welfare system should reflect on our complicity in allowing a system to separate children from their parents without due process.
How Prioritizing Family First Can Narrow the Group Home-to-Juvenile Justice Pipeline
You’ve probably heard about the school-to-prison pipeline, but the link between placing foster youth in group homes and the adverse effects of the juvenile justice system that often follow often goes undiscussed.
New Law Gives Low-Income Minnesotans Access to Attorneys in Child Welfare Cases
A new Minnesota law guarantees access to court-appointed lawyers for low-income parents who are facing allegations of child abuse and neglect.
National Resource Center Reframes How Local Governments Can Serve Dual-Status Youth
Dual-status youth have experience with both the juvenile justice and child welfare systems. A workbook offers ideas for local and state governments to develop better practices, procedures and policies that serve these young people.
Plans to House Youth Offenders Stir Controversy in L.A. County
Residents in the far reaches of Los Angeles County are fighting to block dozens of youthful offenders from being sent to nearby secure detention camps — a key component of statewide reforms to shut down California’s juvenile prisons.