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Honoring the Life of Ma’Khia Bryant: An Ombudsperson for Foster Youth in Ohio

4/20/2022

Honoring the Life of Ma’Khia Bryant: An Ombudsperson for Foster Youth in Ohio

In the year since an Ohio police officer killed Ma'Khia Bryant, a teenager in foster care, the state has created an ombuds office for youth and families.

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Looming Questions, 2022 edition

1/10/2022

Looming Questions, 2022 Edition

As we approach year three of the coronavirus pandemic, here are child welfare and youth justice stories Youth Services Insider is watching.

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Report Recommends Extending Foster Care-Type Supports to Kinship Families

12/9/2021

Report Recommends Extending Foster Care-Type Supports to Kinship Families

A report from Generations United and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation recommends extending foster care-type supports to kin caregivers, including grandparents.

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12/6/2021

Get Kids with Kin, and Quickly

Research tells us that children in foster care fare much better when living with their family, but too often, there are barriers to kin placement, writes Vivek Sankaran. 

New York Class-Action Lawsuit Alleges Kin Caregivers are Denied Rights

11/11/2021

New York Class-Action Lawsuit Alleges Kin Caregivers are Denied Rights by Foster Care System

Legal advocates for children in New York City have filed a class-action lawsuit class-action lawsuit against the city and state alleging child welfare officials unjustly prevent relatives from becoming foster parents.

10/4/2021

Kinship Caregivers in D.C. Say Child Welfare Agency Owes Foster Payments

An ongoing lawsuit filed on behalf of kinship caregivers alleges the Washington, D.C., child welfare agency denied them the public support entitled to formal foster parents.

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    5/31/2021

    Ma’Khia Bryant’s Story Reveals Flaws in Foster Care System

    Ma'Khia Bryant's death is a reminder to the child welfare system: Before placing children with strangers, we must exhaust all other options.

    Kinship care has become more common in Minnesota, while child maltreatment rates seem to have stayed the same.

    5/27/2021

    Minnesota Foster Children Are No Less Safe in Kinship Homes, and Benefits Abound

    Despite the high-profile death of a Minnesota toddler placed with family friend, research shows kinship care placements are generally safe for children, and can minimize their trauma.

    4/19/2021

    Keyon’s Case Heads to Washington Supreme Court

    After the child was placed with strangers, his family fought the system on two fronts