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Biden Team Reverses Trump Rule on Faith-Based Discrimination in Foster Placement
The Biden administration has revoked a Trump-era waiver that exempted federally funded foster care providers from following nondiscrimination rules.
What it Takes to Ensure Quality Congregate Care
We need to develop an approach for federal oversight that ensures quality congregate care, and does not become an exercise in additional administrative burden, writes Jody Levison-Johnson.
New York City Has New Administrative Judge to Tackle Troubles in Family Court
Overseeing family court in New York City’s five boroughs is now the job of Queens-raised Chief Administrative Judge Anne-Marie Jolly.
Intergenerational Housing Connects Vulnerable Youth and Seniors
Intergenerational housing communities have been a growing trend since the 1990s and recently, these models have been built for an overlooked group: Youth who have transitioned out of foster care and are living on their own.
Child Welfare Leaders Forge National Child Safety Partnership
Child welfare leaders are getting behind an initiative that they say would accelerate a major national shift toward building a child safety system that prioritizes keeping families from falling into the foster care system because of severe maltreatment while at the same time improving the safety of children at risk of maltreatment.
Los Angeles County Child Welfare Director Bobby Cagle Suddenly Steps Down
Four years into his tenure as the head of the nation’s largest local child welfare system, Los Angeles County’s Department of Children and Family Services Director Bobby Cagle is leaving his post.
Virtual Home Visits Likely ‘Here to Stay’ After Pandemic Fades, Survey Finds
People in the child welfare field, like folks in virtually all occupations, are still trying to figure out exactly what the “new normal” will look like when (and if) COVID-19 fades to a lower-level public health concern.
New York City Council Approves Long-Stalled Bills to Fast-Track Housing Vouchers for Homeless and Foster Youth
Today New York City Council approved two bills that make emergency rental assistance more accessible to at-risk youth.