Jerry Milner

A quarter of foster youth ages 18 to 26 surveyed in New York faced or feared housing instability during the coronavirus pandemic.


New York Foster Youth and Advocates Rally For Housing During the Pandemic, Urge Lawmakers to Revisit Permanent Supports

Survey results from New York City’s older foster youth revealed how the pandemic has intensified their struggles for housing.

Olympic Gymnast Simone Biles.


Simone Biles: You Can Be Strong and Choose Rest

Simone Biles is a champion for liberation through her public acceptance and acknowledgement of her need for rest, which is an inevitably radical act of resistance, writes Ivory Bennett.


Foster Youth Congressional Interns Present Policy Fixes to U.S. Legislators

Eleven former foster youth gathered virtually on Tuesday to share with members of the U.S. Congress their ideas for improving the lives of hundreds of thousands of children who grow up in foster care and adoptive homes — an annual event producing cutting-edge policy ideas from those with lived experience.

Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda Solis


L.A. County to Provide Income to Transition-Age Youth

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors announced a $7.7 million plan for guaranteed income to transition-age youth.

Youth Services Insider


Government Seeks Comment on Possible Changes to Family First Handbook

The Biden administration may revise the handbook for evaluating services meant to prevent the use of foster care in some child welfare cases.


Hidden Foster Care: All of The Responsibility, None of The Resources

Outside of the traditional foster care system exists a shadow system of potentially hundreds of thousands of children removed by CPS to their relatives or family friends—without a court case, monetary support, or due process.


Newborns Benefit From Nurse Home Visits, Study Finds

Researchers at Duke University found that visits by a registered nurse to the homes of newborns can have significant, lasting positive effects.

Ombuds offices in states across the country serve foster youth.


In Quest to Meet Needs of Foster Youth, More States Create Independent Ombuds Offices

To get their basic needs met, foster youth and their advocates across the country are pushing for the creation of ombuds offices.

Interior Secretary Deb Haaland has ordered a probe into the traumatic legacy of American Indian boarding schools.


Government to Study Traumatic Legacy of American Indian Boarding Schools

Interior Secretary Deb Haaland has ordered a landmark probe into the harmful, traumatic legacy of American Indian boarding schools.