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Los Angeles County

New Background Check System in California Draws Complaints

11/15/2022

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

11/10/2022

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

11/7/2022

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

11/2/2022

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.

Experts Want to Halt Landmark Mental Health Settlement for Foster Youth

10/18/2022

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.

10/13/2022

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.

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    White House Issues Plan for Artificial Intelligence Bill of Rights

    10/7/2022

    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.

    9/13/2022

    Youth Activists Rally to Support Girls and Young Women Abused in Detention

    At a rally on Tuesday, Gloria Gonzalez (left) of the Youth Justice Coalition called for the release of girls and young women held at Los Angeles County juvenile detention facilities. Photo by Jeremy Loudenback
    Dozens of justice advocates rallied on the steps of the Los Angeles County headquarters this morning, calling on supervisors to prevent the incarceration of girls and young women, and to improve safety conditions at juvenile halls and detention camps. 

    Kids with Disabilities Deserve Adoptions with Loving Foster Families

    9/12/2022

    Kids with Disabilities Deserve More Adoptions with Loving Families

    Kids, like myself, who are considered “hard to adopt” in the system often don't understand why no one wants them, writes Kiana Deane.