New York Lawmakers Push For Major Investments in Family Court System

Legislators are seeking a $102 million investment to fix the “overburdened and under-resourced” family courts.


New York City Youth and Supporters Rally for Enhanced Juvenile Justice Rights

Dozens of youth and advocates gathered in the Bronx to voice support for two pivotal youth justice bills headed to the state Legislature.


California Governor’s Veto Lets Counties Continue to Take Foster Kids’ Money

Gov. Gavin Newsom vetoed a bill preventing counties from taking benefits from orphaned or disabled children to pay for their foster care.


No Help for California Youth Denied Mental Health Care

A proposal that would have increased the number of young Californians receiving mental health care died quietly in the Legislature.

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Congress Members Look to Increase Infant-Toddler Court Teams

A new bill would provide seed money to develop community collaborations to address the unique needs of babies and toddlers.


California Weighs More Robust Support for Aging-Out Foster Youth

State lawmakers hope to upgrade a decades-old program designed to prepare young people raised in government custody for independence. 


    California Bans ‘Adoption Facilitators’ Known to Engage in Questionable Practices

    California has outlawed the use of unlicensed adoption brokers who match prospective parents with pregnant mothers.

    Michigan’s Highest Court Hears Challenge to Terminations of Parental Rights


    Reunifications are Rare Under Minnesota Law to Restore Parental Rights

    Minnesotans who've had parental rights terminated can petition to restore them. But most are denied, data from the Judicial Branch shows. 


    NY Law Would Allow Parents to Stay in Touch with Kids After Losing Legal Rights

    The law allows some parents who've lost parental rights to contact their children, even those who have been adopted into other families.