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Parent Defender Firm Loses High-Profile Contract in California’s East Bay

10/27/2021

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

10/27/2021

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

10/27/2021

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

10/26/2021

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 Nationwide

10/26/2021

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.

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Grantmaker Chooses 10 Finalists in Racial Equity Challenge

10/26/2021

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.

Florida County’s Guardian ad Litem Program Gets Grant

10/25/2021

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

10/25/2021

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.

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Cook County Acting Director of Juvenile Probation Brings Experience to Work

10/25/2021

Cook County Acting Director of Juvenile Probation Brings Experience and Compassion to Work

Miquel Lewis has been named acting director of juvenile probation in the nation's second most populated county, Cook County, Illinois.