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9/28/2022

Billing Parents for Their Children’s Foster Care? One California Lawmaker Says No

California parents fighting to reunify with their kids in foster care face an arduous path. They must appear at numerous court hearings, complete hours of classes, and attend all scheduled visitations — often while finding housing, separating from abusive partners and kicking drug habits.

Legislative Roundup — California Child Welfare and Juvenile Justice Bills Head to the Governor

9/1/2022

California Juvenile Justice Bills Head to Governor’s Desk

California Gov. Gavin Newsom will soon decide on a sweeping plan to curtail the use of probation supervision, a new bill of rights for youth in juvenile detention and limits on how police can interrogate minors.

5/16/2022

The Challenge of Changing America’s Amorphous, Limitless Neglect Laws

Diane Redleaf reviews some promising developments for those interested in sharpening the definition of neglect in child welfare law

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Bill Would Help States Track Down Missing Foster Children

3/30/2022

South Carolina Steps Closer to Extending Further Support to Aging-Out Foster Youth

South Carolina could join the many states that tap federal foster care funds to help establish extended foster care.

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Colorado Considers a Raise the Age Youth Justice Bill

3/17/2022

Colorado Considers a Raise the Age Youth Justice Bill

The House Judiciary Committee last week approved a Colorado bill that would raise the age of criminal responsibility in the state.

Wisconsin: Proposals Would Expand Authorities' Ability to Strip Parental Rights

12/20/2021

Wisconsin Bills Would Expand Authorities’ Ability to Strip Parental Rights

As federal policy on child welfare aims to help parents build strong bonds with their children so that fewer kids end up in foster care, a pair of bills in Wisconsin propose new grounds for terminating parental rights.

    How One Organization Cultivates Courage to Dream Beyond Bars

    9/17/2021

    California Bill Limiting Youth Probation Will Be Considered Next Year

    California's AB 503, known as The End Endless Probation Act, would put limits on youth probation. It was filed inactive this legislative session but will be considered next year.

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    Child Abuse Prevention: Senators Seek More CAPTA Money

    9/14/2021

    Child Abuse Prevention: Senators Seek More CAPTA Money for Community-Based Family Services

    Saying efforts to prevent child abuse and neglect are "tragically underfunded," two U.S. senators have introduced a bill that could pump hundreds of millions of dollars into addressing the problem.

    Minnesota Legislature Again Fails to Pass Bill Defending Black Families

    8/23/2021

    Minnesota Legislature Again Fails to Pass Bill Defending Black Families

    A bill defending Black families against racist practices in the child welfare system has failed to pass for a third time in the Minnesota Legislature.