Human Services Council
The New Year’s Cliff for California Foster Care Requires a Community Solution
On New Year's Day, Serita Cox of iFoster writes, thousands of older youth in California foster care will age out the system. The community must come together to help.
New Round of COVID-19 Infections Hits California Youth Prisons
In Texas, Illegal Foster Placements Soar Amid Shortage of Licensed Beds
The number of foster children housed in unlicensed facilities in Texas has surged to the point that hundreds are being exposed to “unreasonable risk of serious harm."
The Bay Area’s Latest Guaranteed Income Program Offers Low-Income Families $500 a Month
South San Francisco is the latest Bay Area city to launch a guaranteed income pilot program, providing monthly $500 checks to low-income families.
Advocates Propose Changes in West Virginia Foster Care System
Child welfare advocates in West Virginia have recently offered up a slate of significant proposals to right the system that is admittedly flawed.
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.