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Chapin Hall Brief: Proper Supports Could Transform Child Welfare

8/4/2021

Proper Supports Could Transform Child Welfare, Chapin Hall Brief Finds

A range of concrete and economic supports could sufficiently stabilize families and children to the point that they could avoid traumatic involvement with the child welfare system, according to a newly updated policy brief by researchers from Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago.

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The director of Georgia’s family and children’s services resigned after he demeaned a Black sheriff’s deputy on state property.

8/4/2021

Georgia Child Welfare Director Quits After ‘Offensive’ Confrontation with Officer

The director of Georgia’s family and children’s services resigned after he demeaned a Black sheriff’s deputy on state property.

8/4/2021

Texas Lawmaker Commits to Restricting and Tracking Hidden Foster Care

A special session bill before the feuding Texas Legislature takes aim at a practice widely referred to as hidden foster care.

Vivek Sankaran

8/4/2021

The Family Justice Gap

Those in the child welfare system should reflect on our complicity in allowing a system to separate children from their parents without due process.

Data from the biennial census of juvenile incarceration was recently released.

8/4/2021

How Prioritizing Family First Can Narrow the Group Home-to-Juvenile Justice Pipeline

You’ve probably heard about the school-to-prison pipeline, but the link between placing foster youth in group homes and the adverse effects of the juvenile justice system that often follow often goes undiscussed.

Minnesota Rep. Jamie Becker-Finn introduced successful legislation to guarantee low-income parents have a right to counsel in child welfare cases. Photo courtesy of Minnesota House Public Information.

8/3/2021

New Law Gives Low-Income Minnesotans Access to Attorneys in Child Welfare Cases

A new Minnesota law guarantees access to court-appointed lawyers for low-income parents who are facing allegations of child abuse and neglect.

Nelly Braxton, 2021 Brian Donovan Journalism Fellow, writes on dual-status youth.

8/3/2021

National Resource Center Reframes How Local Governments Can Serve Dual-Status Youth

Dual-status youth have experience with both the juvenile justice and child welfare systems. A workbook offers ideas for local and state governments to develop better practices, procedures and policies that serve these young people.

Some Los Angeles County residents are opposing plans to move young offenders to nearby camps for rehabilitation as the Division of Juvenile Justice youth prisons close.

8/2/2021

Plans to House Youth Offenders Stir Controversy in L.A. County

Residents in the far reaches of Los Angeles County are fighting to block dozens of youthful offenders from being sent to nearby secure detention camps — a key component of statewide reforms to shut down California’s juvenile prisons.

Those who have faced housing insecurity sound off on what it's like, and what resources are needed.

8/2/2021

Housing Insecurity on the Olympic Peninsula

Those who have faced housing insecurity or served the population sound off on what it's like, and what resources are needed to address the issue in Washington.