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Mary Landrieu

6/28/2017

Virginia Shooter’s Tenure as a Foster Parent Points to Desperate Need for Loving Foster Homes  

A few weeks ago, Congressman Steve Scalise, a friend and colleague from the state of Louisiana, was tragically shot alongside three others during an early morning baseball practice in Arlington, Virginia.

8/18/2016

Clinton Emails Reference Foster Care

One can run all kinds of keywords through WikiLeak’s “Hillary Clinton Email Archive.” The words I chose were “foster care.” The 30,322 emails and attachments included in WikiLeak’s database yielded five results.

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12/30/2014

The Year in Youth Services: Child Welfare and Juvenile Justice in 2014

Soon 2014 will be a memory of days gone by. For Youth Services Insider and everyone else at The Imprint, the memories will be fond. We will look back upon 2014 as our first full year of publishing, a year in which we doubled our subscribers and our traffic.

11/20/2013

Bill to Help Homeless and Foster Youth Through College on Its Way

In early October, The Imprint highlighted a concerted effort by both homeless and foster youth advocates to amend the Higher Education Act to the benefit of these scholars. On the evening of November 20th, The Imprint received word from staff in the Senate Budget Committee that Sens.

2/8/2013

Researcher Access to Education Records is Still School’s Choice

In mid-January, President Barack Obama signed into law the Uninterrupted Scholars Act, which amends the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act  to grant child welfare workers direct access to the education records of children in state or county care.

1/15/2013

Obama Signs Bill to Speed Up Transfer of Foster Youth School Records

The Uninterrupted Scholars Act was signed into law by President Barack Obama on Monday, paving the way for easier access to the education records of foster youths by their caseworkers. “The records of foster youth could not be easily obtained by the agency with custody of them, and that made no sense whatsoever to us,” said Sen.

9/27/2012

Adoption Tax Credit in Jeopardy of Extinction

The Federal Adoption Tax Credit (ATC), which helps defray the sometimes high administrative fees associated with adoptions, could soon expire if congress doesn’t vote to extend the credit by December 31.

9/18/2012

Congress Rolling on Uninterrupted Scholars Act

Last week, members of Congress converged on Washington, D.C. for a short legislative session before the elections. In short order, the Uninterrupted Scholars Act (USA), which would amend education privacy laws to the benefit of foster children gained momentum.

8/15/2012

Michele Bachmann Talks Foster Parenting, the Foster Youth Caucus and Uninterrupted Scholars

The day before Congress went into summer recess on August 3rd, Representative Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) sat down with FMC’s Daniel Heimpel to discuss her experience as a foster mother, the formation of the Congressional Caucus on Foster Youth as well as the Uninterrupted Scholars Act.