Mary Lee Allen
Massachusetts Bill Would Create ‘e-backpack’ to Help Foster Youth Who Change Schools
In Massachusetts, electronic repositories would contain the educational records of each foster child to make school transitions easier.
Eradicating Color Lines to Provide Safe Environments for All Foster Youth
As I advocate for foster youth, I realize not everyone knows how to care for children that don't look like them, writes Tasha Matthews.
Is ‘Feel Good’ Really Such a Bad Thing?
In Jacksonville, Florida, Family Support Services' solid reputation, attention to the detail of building relationships, and its plan for a new Family Resource Center make it likely to be a success, writes Paul DiLorenzo.
Los Angeles Leaders Aim to Prevent “Housing Cliff” for 1,100 Aging Out of Foster Care Dec. 31
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors today voted to connect soon-to-be former foster youth with rapid rehousing funds and other benefits after California's moratorium on aging out of foster care ends Dec. 31.
Study to Evaluate Impact of Friends of the Children’s Long-term Mentoring
Friends of the Children has received $3.4 million in grant funds to expand its mentoring model and study its effectiveness.
California Expanding Job Training to Systems-Impacted Youth, Replicating Successful Los Angeles Model
Following a model out of L.A., community-based organizations in California combine federal job training funds with other essential services for young people leaving foster care or probation — including housing and education support.
Get Kids with Kin, and Quickly
Research tells us that children in foster care fare much better when living with their family, but too often, there are barriers to kin placement, writes Vivek Sankaran.
With Governor’s Signature, New York Commits to Cutting Child Poverty in Half
This week, New York Governor Kathy Hochul (D) signed the Child Poverty Reduction Act, which will result in a plan to drastically reduce child poverty in the next decade.