National Juvenile Defender Center
New Round of COVID-19 Infections Hits California Youth Prisons
In Texas, Illegal Foster Placements Soar Amid Shortage of Licensed Beds
The number of foster children housed in unlicensed facilities in Texas has surged to the point that hundreds are being exposed to “unreasonable risk of serious harm."
The Bay Area’s Latest Guaranteed Income Program Offers Low-Income Families $500 a Month
South San Francisco is the latest Bay Area city to launch a guaranteed income pilot program, providing monthly $500 checks to low-income families.
Advocates Propose Changes in West Virginia Foster Care System
Child welfare advocates in West Virginia have recently offered up a slate of significant proposals to right the system that is admittedly flawed.
Biden Team Reverses Trump Rule on Faith-Based Discrimination in Foster Placement
The Biden administration has revoked a Trump-era waiver that exempted federally funded foster care providers from following nondiscrimination rules.
What it Takes to Ensure Quality Congregate Care
We need to develop an approach for federal oversight that ensures quality congregate care, and does not become an exercise in additional administrative burden, writes Jody Levison-Johnson.
New York City Has New Administrative Judge to Tackle Troubles in Family Court
Overseeing family court in New York City’s five boroughs is now the job of Queens-raised Chief Administrative Judge Anne-Marie Jolly.
Intergenerational Housing Connects Vulnerable Youth and Seniors
Intergenerational housing communities have been a growing trend since the 1990s and recently, these models have been built for an overlooked group: Youth who have transitioned out of foster care and are living on their own.
Child Welfare Leaders Forge National Child Safety Partnership
Child welfare leaders are getting behind an initiative that they say would accelerate a major national shift toward building a child safety system that prioritizes keeping families from falling into the foster care system because of severe maltreatment while at the same time improving the safety of children at risk of maltreatment.