From Human Error to Organizational Resilience: Proactively Managing Safety in Child Welfare
Nothing shakes the fabric of a child protection agency like a death caused by abuse or neglect in a family that it knew about. To the surrounding world, the agency has failed in its primary mission, keeping a child safe.
Live from NPJS: Day Three of Juvenile Justice Conference Week
Greetings from Pittsburgh! From the desert heat of Phoenix, we descend out of the sky on rainy Iron City for the National Partnership for Juvenile Services (NPJS) annual symposium. This is leg two of Youth Services Insider’s juvenile justice two-step.
Mockingbird Society Searching for Successor to Founder
The Mockingbird Society, a Washington State nonprofit that operates youth empowerment programs and foster care services, is searching for a successor to its founder, Jim Theofelis. The organization’s staff of 21 oversees two central programs: Mockingbird Youth Network: an empowerment program that trains and supports youth between 13 and 25 who have experience in foster or kinship care.
Lessons from Out of County, Calif.: Need for Numbers, Better Coordination
Last week, The Imprint wrapped up “Out of County, Calif.,” a lengthy series focused on the significant portion of California’s foster youth who are cared for outside of the county they once called home.
For Foster Youth in Mass., A Long Wait for What’s Right
If a person went to a hospital emergency room and wasn’t treated for days or months, we would all be outraged. If there were inadequate numbers of staff to treat us, or a family member or friend, we would demand that the hospital be equipped to do its job.
Pay-For-Success Firm Names New Co-Presidents
Note: This story was updated on June 4 Third Sector Capital Partners, a major intermediary for pay-for-success projects in the United States, has named two co-presidents from within its ranks to assist founder and CEO George Overholser.
Grassley Slams House Approps for Zeroing Out Juvenile Justice
Sen. Charles Grassley (R-Iowa) slammed the House Appropriations Committee as its Commerce, Justice and Science Subcommittee prepared to mark up a bill that zeroes out juvenile justice funding. From Grassley: “Juvenile justice intervention programs are important tools to help local communities serve and protect at-risk youth who come into contact with the criminal justice system.
House Appropriators Zero Out Juvenile Justice Appropriations
Money for the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act (JJDPA) would be eliminated under the spending bill published today by the the House Committee on Appropriations. The bill, which will be taken up by the Commerce, Justice and Science Subcommittee tomorrow, would essentially end for at least one year the four-decade agreement between the Justice Department and states on certain basic standards for juvenile justice systems.
The Business of Positive Youth Justice: Measuring Success
Last week, our Positive Youth Justice series explored the use of positive youth development (PYD) in re-entry work at Waterside Workshops. The small nonprofit by the San Francisco Bay uses boatbuilding and a bike shop as the starting point of a personal relationship between the staff and youth.
The Business of Positive Youth Justice: Changing Staff Perception
Last week, our Positive Youth Justice series explored the use of positive youth development (PYD) in re-entry work at Waterside Workshops. The small nonprofit by the San Francisco Bay uses boatbuilding and a bike shop as the starting point of a personal relationship between the staff and youths.