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family preservtion

California’s Newest Child Welfare and Youth Justice Laws

10/13/2021

California’s Newest Child Welfare and Youth Justice Laws

California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed significant child welfare and youth justice bills into law last week, capping a year of investments in the state’s most vulnerable children and families.

Hochul Signed Law Prohibiting Use of Shackles on Youth in Family Court

10/13/2021

New York Gov. Kathy Hochul Signed Law Prohibiting Use of Shackles on Youth in Family Court

It is now illegal to place “shackles, handcuffs, irons and straitjackets” on children appearing before the New York family courts.

Youth Services Insider
Recently Merged National Human Services Organizations Set New Identity

10/13/2021

Recently Merged National Human Services Organizations Set New Identity

The nation’s largest trade organization for youth and family services providers and an accreditor of community and residential programs merged this year, and have announced a new name: Social Current.

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved Youth Justice Reimagined, but hasn't adequately invested in it.

10/13/2021

Los Angeles County Needs to Put the Money Behind its Motion to Help Justice-Involved Youth

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved Youth Justice Reimagined, but hasn't adequately invested in the new juvenile justice model.

Cal Grant Expansion: Newsom Vetoes Game-Changer Bill for 150,000 College Students

10/12/2021

Cal Grant Expansion: Newsom Vetoes Game-Changer Bill for 150,000 College Students

California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) vetoed the most consequential legislation to college financial aid reform in a generation.

Youth Services Insider
Accountability Report Says States Underspending Adoption Savings

10/12/2021

New Accountability Report Says States Underspending Adoption Savings

A Government Accountability Office report found mixed results in the effort to get states to spend more on the front and back ends of child welfare.

After Her Own Experience in Foster Care, Maleeka Jihad Works to Keep Families Intact

10/11/2021

After Her Own Experience in Foster Care, Maleeka Jihad Works to Keep Families Intact

After Maleeka Jihad, who goes by MJ, experienced the trauma of family separation in childhood, she decided to work to keep families intact.

10/11/2021

Listening to Voices of Change in Child Welfare

A former child welfare director shares advice with current leaders on distilling the calls for change.

10/7/2021

Needed in Child Welfare Leadership: Chief Trust Officer

Paul DiLorenzo envisions the role of chief trust officer as nonprofits in the child welfare space engage the community more intensely