Survey Finds Black and Native Foster Youth Bearing the Brunt of Coronavirus in Minnesota
More than 80% of Minnesota current or former foster youth have been negatively impacted by COVID-19, and the fallout has been disproportionately borne by African Americans and American Indians, according to a report released today by the Foster Advocates, a St.
Moving Away from Top-Down Leadership in Child Welfare
The trust level between child welfare leaders and local partners will be a key factor in predicting success for any neighborhood-based family support efforts emerging from a Family First Act planning process.
L.A. County, Foster Advocates Reach Settlement of 18-Year-Old Mental Health Court Case
After 17 years of operating under a consent decree, Los Angeles County has reached an agreement to extricate itself from a long-running federal lawsuit that sought to address gaps in mental health care services for children in foster care in California.
Foster Youth and Alumni Speak Up for Special Groups Among Them
Foster youth often feel misunderstood and marginalized by society as a whole. Within the larger foster youth community, however, certain groups must deal with even more stress. Those groups, and how to help them build fulfilling lives, are the subjects of the latest set of policy recommendations by the National Foster Care Youth and Alumni Policy Council.
Shocking Sticker Price for Locking Up Youth in L.A. County: Calls Grow for Cheaper, More Humane Alternatives
As the number of youth locked up in Los Angeles County’s detention facilities plunged to a historic low during the pandemic, costs have soared, renewing calls to strip funding from the Probation Department and shutter increasingly expensive juvenile halls and camps.
Quietly Persistent Brooklyn Senator Who Led On Juvenile Justice and Other Long-Contested Reforms Set to Retire
‘Velmanette builds the wagons, puts them on the road, and then everybody else jumps on them’
There’s a poorly lit, windowless courtroom in lower Manhattan that rarely attracts an audience.
‘The Forgotten Students’: Report Calls on Congress to Help Hard-hit Foster Youth on Campus
The COVID-19 pandemic is threatening to crush the college dreams of thousands of people who will soon be aging out of foster care, and Congress must take urgent steps to avoid these devastating outcomes, according to a report being released this week.
Missouri Tigers Football Players Tackle Foster Care Prevention
This weekend’s football season opener against the Alabama Crimson Tide hasn’t been the only thing on the minds of the Missouri Tigers of late.
Texas Prepares for $26 Million Hit on Residential Foster Care
Despite being mired in a federal lawsuit largely focused on children in group placements, the state’s child welfare agency seems likely to give up federal funds rather than meet new requirements for residential foster care.
We Shouldn’t Rely on Child Protective Services To Address Family Adversity
For many parents, it’s their worst fear: a knock on the door from a state social worker with the power to take their children. With 1 in 3 children nationwide experiencing a Child Protective Services (CPS) investigation during childhood following a report of child maltreatment, this experience is all too common for U.S.