Trump’s Top Child Welfare Official Speaks
In June, the Trump administration hired Jerry Milner to lead the federal agency within the Department of Health and Human Services that oversees federal child welfare funding and policy. The Administration for Children, Youth and Families (ACYF) was established in 1977 and oversees the Family and Youth Services Bureau as well as the much larger Children’s Bureau, which was created by President William Howard Taft back in 1912.
Projection: National Foster Care Numbers Continue to Rise in 2017
This week, The Imprint released a report on foster care capacity nationwide, which included a projection that the overall number of U.S. foster kids is continuing to go up. Based on foster care totals from the 30 states that provided information, we project that the total number of children in foster care in 2017 is roughly 443,000, 3 percent more than the 2015 federal count, the last year such data was made available.
New Bill Would Have Foster Youth Evaluate Their Placements
By Kuaikuai Wei Research has shown that more than 60 percent of children who have been in foster care at least two years have moved two or more times in the system.
No One Ages Out: Housing for Youth Aging Out of Care
Amid the many youth aging out of foster care, there are individuals who struggle daily to overcome the challenges of aging out. In 2011, almost 900 youth were between the ages of 18 and 21 years old and had aged out of care in New York City.
L.A.’s New Mayor Knows Foster Care
By Lynsey Clark L.A.’s newly elected Mayor, Eric Garcetti, believes the California foster care system should be improved to tangibly impact foster children’s lives. “I still see the foster care system as incomplete, with too little coordination, not enough resources, and faced with policies and rules that often do not serve the foster youth’s best interests,” stated Garcetti, responding to a survey conducted by L.A.