Wichita to Launch 24/7 Mobile Mental Health Units, a Cedric Lofton Task Force Recommendation
Four mobile mental health crisis teams will soon respond to 911 calls in Wichita. a reform recommended after the 2021 death of Cedric Lofton.
Former Officials with Kansas Foster Care Nonprofit Indicted for Fraud
A federal grand jury indicted two former officials of a major Kansas foster care contractor on alleged financial crimes.
NCYL Leader Jesse Hahnel Steps Down
Jesse Hahnel, longtime executive director of the National Center for Youth Law, is leaving the Oakland-based organization.
My foster care nightmare started when I lived in three group homes and three foster homes in one year, writes Isabel Lucena Olvera.
Child Welfare Ideas from the Experts
Intern Stormy Lukasavage calls on the federal government to address the links between child welfare and youth justice involvement.
Brother of Kansas Foster Youth Slain by Authorities Files Federal Civil Rights Lawsuit
A federal civil rights lawsuit was filed by the family of Cedric Lofton, a Kansas foster youth killed by local juvenile justice authorities.
Kansas Looks Toward Reform in Wake of In-custody Killing of Foster Youth Cedric Lofton
After Cedric Lofton was killed in a correctional facility last fall, Kansas advocates and officials aim to prevent future in-custody deaths.
Kansas House Rejects Bid to Eliminate Safety Net Hurdles; Senate May Add New Barrier
After Kansas lawmakers rejected a bill to expand access for food assistance in the House, the Senate is now considering a bill that would limit access.