Los Angeles Moves Ahead with $35 Million Plan to Repurpose Juvenile Detention Camp
A shuttered juvenile detention camp in the far reaches of Los Angeles County’s Antelope Valley will become a live-in job training site for young adults who’ve been homeless, incarcerated or raised by the foster care system, under a $35 million plan approved last week by county supervisors.
New York Budget Embraces ‘Extraordinary’ Expansion of Child Care and Pre-K
New York will launch a historic expansion of child care and pre-K capacity, a change made possible by a massive influx of federal aid, new state taxes and a push by lawmakers newly empowered to challenge the scandal-plagued Democratic Gov.
New York To Close Youth Detention Facilities, Over Local Opposition
Amid a long-running national campaign to keep children out of locked detention centers, the New York state government this week finalized plans to shutter two of its juvenile facilities.
‘People with First-Hand Experience Should be at the Forefront of Policy Reform’
Despite the Challenges of the Past, I Have Hope for My Future
I’m not going to start my story with “I have always felt like I never fit in” or “I have overcome all my struggles” because that wouldn’t be true.
Finding Stability Within the Child Welfare System
I have been in eight different homes and this is my experience with the child welfare system. I want child abuse and neglect to end within the child welfare system.
Parent-empowerment Group Rise Names New Leadership Duo
Rise, a New York City-based group dedicated to giving a voice to and empowering parents involved in the child welfare system, has named two co-leaders who will take the helm in July when founder Nora McCarthy formally steps down.
Arizona Launches Portal to Connect Former Foster Youth with Pandemic Relief
Many of Arizona’s current and former youth are in line for more federal help to get them through the pandemic, the state Department of Child Safety has announced.
The change means young adults currently in foster care and former foster youth who have not yet turned 27 years old will be able to tap funds made available under a law Congress passed in December, the COVID-19 Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2020.
State Homeless Programs Underserve California Youth, Report Says
Homelessness is a huge black eye on the face of California, and youth homelessness is an oft-overlooked aspect of the scourge, according to a new report from John Burton Advocates for Youth.