Coding Boot Camp Gives California Foster Youth a Path to Solid Tech Careers
As a teenager, Jose Colmenares spent time sleeping on the streets of Los Angeles as a runaway before ending up in a group home for foster youth. Besides missing many days of school, he missed out on important conversations about how he would plan for the future, including developing a career.
California’s Travel Ban Targets Three States Over Child Welfare Laws
California will prohibit state-funded or state-sponsored travel to four states have passed legislative bills deemed discriminatory against the LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning) community, California’s attorney general announced on Thursday.
Class-Action Lawsuit Alleges Missouri Failed to Monitor Psychotropic Drugs Prescribed to Foster Youth
A boy in Missouri’s foster care system known as M.B. was placed on six psychotropic drugs at once by the age of 12. During his two and half years in care, M.B.was
Child Welfare Vet Nick Ippolito to Head L.A. Supe Janice Hahn’s Team
Nick Ippolito will continue his 25-year public administration tenure in Los Angeles County government with a swift move from a high position in Supervisor Don Knabe’s administration to the top post in Supervisor-elect Janice Hahn’s administration.
Yonatan’s Death Spurs Deep Look at How L.A. Gauges Child Abuse Risk
Last month, in response to news reports about the tortured life and death of a little boy, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors waded into the thorny question of how to predict child abuse.
L.A. Supes Want Answers on Child Abuse Risk Assessment, Fast
In response to the death of an 11-year-old boy, the Los Angeles County Office of Child Protection will evaluate how the county’s child protection system measures risk and report to the Board of Supervisors in 30 days.
Marie Cohen, The Imprint Blogger of the Year
Prolific child-welfare blogger Marie Cohen led The Imprint’s Blogger Co-op this year in readership – earning her the title as The Imprint’s 2016 Blogger of the Year. Her blog entries were viewed more than 43,000 times on The Imprint from July 2015 to July 2016.
Top California Child Welfare Reporters Find Opportunity in the Bay
Two award-winning California journalists focused on child welfare recently ended long-term stints with newspapers in order to work for news outlets where they will have the resources necessary to do in-depth, investigative reporting on vulnerable children.
L.A. Child Welfare Community Loses Leading Voice, Reporter Garrett Therolf
Garrett Therolf, a longtime Los Angeles Times reporter who focused on the nation’s largest child welfare system, will be leaving his post on Wednesday, Therolf confirmed today in an email to The Imprint.
L.A. Supervisors Commit $100K to Improve Services for LGBTQ Foster Youth
Los Angeles County committed to stepping up its support for LGBTQ youth in the child welfare system when its board of supervisors passed a motion yesterday dedicating $100,000 to analyze services directed at this population.