Civil Rights Advocates Call U.S. Child Welfare System a ‘National Problem’
A report from Human Rights Watch and the ACLU highlights the harms of the U.S. child welfare system and recommends reforms.
New York Juvenile Detention Facility Faced Scrutiny Before Teenager’s Death
A New York juvenile detention facility where a teenager died late last month had been under heightened state supervision this year.
The Double Standard of Doing Drugs and Removing Kids
How is justice served when people in power are involved in the same actions that are grounds for child removal?, writes Nicole Sawyer.
Teenager Dies in New York Juvenile Detention Facility
A 19 year old held at the Capital District Juvenile Secure Detention Facility in Albany, New York, died while in custody last week.
Youth are Humans Too!
I am inspired to continue to use my voice to help improve the child welfare system for youths and young adults, writes Antonica Frazier.
New York High Court Favors Out-of-State Parents Seeking Custody of Foster Children
This week, the New York’s highest court struck down regulatory hurdles that kept foster youth separated from out-of-state parents.
New York Officials, Advocates Debate Youth Justice Reform Amid Crime Fears
New York lawmakers, judges, lawyers and advocates gathered Thursday for a discussion about the state's 5-year-old "Raise the Age" law.
Overlooked and Underestimated
When I finally felt that my voice was heard, I became more hopeful that I could change my life in more positive ways, writes Dana Barrett.