Don’t Let Foster Care Contracts Open a Back Door to Discrimination
States should draft their child welfare contracts to prevent a back-door entrance for taxpayer-funded discrimination, writes Daniele Gerard.
Michigan Task Force to Propose New Plan for LGBTQ Families to Adopt or Foster
Michigan recently announced its plan to create a task force to support LGBTQ families looking to foster or adopt following a settlement with a private charity that excludes same-sex families.
Michigan Settles With Catholic Foster Care Charity But Affirms Commitment to LGBTQ Community
Michigan will again contract with foster agencies that don't work with LGBTQ couples due to a Supreme Court decision, but the state reiterated its support of these families.
Estimate Shows Adult Court Is Increasingly Rare Destination for Youth
A National Center for Juvenile Justice report estimates a roughly 30% drop in the number of youth charged as adults from 2015 to 2019.
A Study of Michigan Suggests Released ‘Juvenile Lifers’ Rarely Reoffend
Less than four years after courts across the land began to release “juvenile lifers” from prison, evidence out of Michigan shows that few of the released prisoners have resumed committing grievous crimes.
Early Child Welfare Legal Help Comes Back to The City That Invented It
On June 15, the Michigan Supreme Court announced a pilot project that in its first year will provide $700,000 to two organizations to provide pre-petition legal counsel to families.
Michigan Draws A Line on Terminating Parental Rights
My client in a Michigan child welfare case had already suffered from Crohn’s Disease, which hampered his ability to hold a job and resulted in frequent hospital visits, when tragedy struck.