Los Angeles County
New Background Check System in California Draws Complaints
In California, some are criticizing a background check system in place to safeguard kids in foster care for its bureaucratic snags.
Overturned Supreme Court Rulings Affect Foster Youth, Too
System-impacted youth have been directly impacted by the decisions and interpretations of the law, writes Ricardo Ortega Martinez.
Experts Want to Halt Landmark Mental Health Settlement for Foster Youth
Experts involved in a long-running lawsuit are pushing for better mental health services for foster youth in Los Angeles County.
To the Parents We Wish We Knew
By default, I am connected to my mother, but the closest I’ve ever felt to her was in the womb, writes Thalia Bernal.
L.A. County Reaches $32 Million Settlement in Anthony Avalos Case
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors has formally approved a $32 million settlement in a civil lawsuit over the 2018 death of Anthony Avalos.
New York City Aims to Reduce Children’s Stays in Temporary Foster Care Facilities
A member of the New York City Council introduced a bill that would establish oversight on foster children's stays in temporary facilities.
White House Issues Plan for Artificial Intelligence Bill of Rights
This week, the Biden Administration released a blueprint for an artificial intelligence "bill of rights" as big data tools are used in more social institutions.