Parent Defender Firm Loses High-Profile Contract in California’s East Bay
A Northern California law firm with a progressive approach to representing parents who've lost their kids to foster care is scrambling to hand off its more than 1,000 clients this week, after the state court administration terminated its contract.
End Aging Out of Foster Care
In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, Congress provided a critical lifeline to youth in foster care, including a moratorium on aging out of care. These measures should be permanent, writes Alex Chivescu.
New Texas Laws Empower Parents Who Had Been Previously Deemed Unfit
Two new Texas laws aim to provide parents with greater protection from termination of their parental rights — often described as "the civil death penalty."
Kinship Caregivers Getting Cash Support in Arizona
Grandparents and other kin who stepped up to help their loved ones' children are getting one-time pandemic relief funds in Arizona.
Feds Award Youth Homelessness Grants to Communities Nationwide
More than $140 million in competitive federal grants will help combat youth homelessness in 33 communities across the United States.
Grantmaker Chooses 10 Finalists in $90M Racial Equity Challenge
The W.K. Kellogg Foundation has chosen 10 finalists in the running for a total of $90 million to fund racial equity projects.
United Way Grant to Help Fund Florida County’s Guardian ad Litem Program
The Guardian ad Litem Foundation, 20th Judicial Circuit, has received a $17,000 grant from a local chapter of the United Way.
Behavioral Health Contractor Sequel Absorbs Two Blows
The for-profit Sequel Youth & Family Services faces regulatory and legal complaints for its management of residential care facilities for teens.