Biden Administration Wants to Take Over Monitoring of Unaccompanied Minors in Florida, Texas
After Texas and Florida made it harder to provide shelter for unaccompanied minors, the Biden administration wants to add federal monitoring.
Small Steps Lead to Big Results in Youth-Driven Policy and Practice Changes
We use our experiences in collaboration with system professionals to construct better outcomes for ourselves and others, writes Rayla James.
Assumptions were based on what our file said, which labeled us for the rest of our time in care, writes Kelsey Hartigan.
Legislation Would Remove Barriers to Foster Youth Getting Driver’s Licenses
A bill in the House of Representatives would make it easier for current and former foster youth to obtain a driver’s license and other driving essentials.
Florida Health Agencies Seek Ban on Gender-affirming Health Care for Children, Medicaid Recipients
Two Florida health agencies last week made cases to bar transgender children and residents using Medicaid from gender-affirming health care.
Florida Lawmakers Push for Mandatory Counsel for Children in Foster Care
A bipartisan bill proposed by Florida legislators would guarantee access to an attorney for youth in the foster care system at court hearings.
Florida Confirms Abuse Allegations Against Some Foster Parents
The child welfare agency in Florida is changing how it responds to allegations of abuse against foster caregivers, following a news investigation in March.
United Way Grant to Help Fund Florida County’s Guardian ad Litem Program
The Guardian ad Litem Foundation, 20th Judicial Circuit, has received a $17,000 grant from a local chapter of the United Way.