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.
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.
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.
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
California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) vetoed the most consequential legislation to college financial aid reform in a generation.
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
After Maleeka Jihad, who goes by MJ, experienced the trauma of family separation in childhood, she decided to work to keep families intact.
Listening to Voices of Change in Child Welfare
A former child welfare director shares advice with current leaders on distilling the calls for change.