Herb Wesson Jr.
New Jersey Court Weighs in on Lengthy Sentences for People Convicted in Their Youth
The New Jersey Supreme Court has decided that young people who were sentenced to long prison terms can petition for release after 20 years.
Setting an Equity-minded Policy Agenda for People who Experienced Foster Care
We need policies that address equity in housing and education for those who have experienced foster care, writes Kenyon Lee Whitman.
Nonprofits in New York City Struggle to Keep Child Welfare Workers
New York City's child welfare nonprofits facing high job vacancy rates are calling for greater public investment to find and retain staff.
2020 Child Maltreatment Data: A Breakdown
An annual federal report on child maltreatment confirms what other data has already suggested: That during the first six months of the coronavirus pandemic, reports and investigations of abuse and neglect plummeted, in large part due to the absence of child care workers and school personnel from the lives of many children in that time frame.
Reports: States Hoard Billions in Welfare Funds Despite Growing Need
Maine, Nebraska and Tennessee are among the states that have collectively been hoarding billions intended to help low-income families.
Los Angeles County Leaders Order Audit of Child Welfare System
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to conduct an audit of the Department of Children and Family Services.
Edgar Cahn, Pioneer of Time Banking, Passes Away
Edgar Cahn, who built one of D.C.’s first juvenile diversion programs around his concept of “time banking,” has passed away at the age of 86.
Family First Clearinghouse OKs Wraparound, Upgrades Intercept Program
The federal clearinghouse that approves foster care prevention services approved a popular whole-family approach to home-based services, and upgraded the rating of a different family support model.