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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.