North Dakota Dual Status Youth Initiative
North Dakota Wants to Curb Foster Care Use, Emphasize Kinship Care
This month North Dakota is launching a new initiative to encourage earlier engagement with families of children who enter the foster care system. With about 1,600 children currently in foster care in the state, the Department of Human Services’ (DHS) Children and Families Division is introducing the Family Centered Engagement initiatives in a handful of counties.
North Dakota Report Suggests Better Collaboration for Dual Status Youth
A report released last month by the North Dakota Dual Status Youth Initiative identifies characteristics of youth in the state who are involved in the juvenile justice and child welfare systems, and offers recommendations on inter-agency collaboration for systems to better serve them.