Parents Can’t Be Denied Visitation Rights for Drug Use Alone, Michigan Court Rules
A Michigan court ruled that parents with children in foster care cannot be denied visitation based on positive drug tests alone.
The chief justice of the Michigan Supreme Court had a lot to say about the child welfare system in her 12-page dissent of a recent appeal
Oversharing the Hidden Shame of Advocacy
Young people with foster care experience are pervious to the sense of connection that sharing their story can bring, writes Brina Williams.
The True Face of Big Residential’s Failures
There are many tragic outcomes from residential care that go overlooked if a death or a celebrity aren't involved, writes Dawn Post.
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.