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Youth Voice Writing Contest finalist Samantha Villajin writes about the strength she found in community after experiencing childhood trauma.

6/24/2021

Power in Numbers

Youth Voice Writing Contest finalist Samantha Villajin writes about the strength she found in community after experiencing childhood trauma.

6/24/2021

I Was Just the Foster Daughter

A finalist in the Youth Voice Writing Contest, poetry division, writes about her experience of sexual assault while in foster care.

New York legislature child welfare juvenile justice bills.

6/23/2021

Legislative Roundup — New York’s Actions on Children and Youth Justice

After a year of pandemic-prompted shutdowns and widespread protests against racism and police brutality, the New York Legislature closed its session this month with notable reforms to the child welfare, youth justice and child care systems.

Foster Care Attorney and Foster Parent Jay Paul Deratany

6/23/2021

I’m a Foster Care Attorney and a Gay Man Fostering a Child With My Husband. Here’s What SCOTUS Got Wrong Last Week

My work as an attorney helped my husband and me realize that the foster care system needs as many stable, compassionate people as it can get to become foster parents, writes Jay Paul Deratany.

Washington foster youth will no longer have to sleep in hotels, offices and cars when they can't be placed.

6/22/2021

Washington Will End Foster Youth Placement in Hotels, Offices and Cars

Washington youth will no longer sleep in cars, offices and hotel rooms while in foster care, under a proposed agreement between children’s lawyers and the Department of Children, Youth, and Families.

6/22/2021

Inspiration is All

Inspiration can be an opportunity that pops up in your life, leading you toward a wonderful path like it did for writer Esmeralda Camberos. She's a finalist in the Youth Voice Writing Contest, essay division.

Georgia swears in new child advocate.

6/22/2021

Georgia Swears in New Child Advocate

Georgia has a new leader to advocate for the rights of children and youth in the child welfare system and the services they are entitled to.

"Home" by Nileh Irsan, is a finalist in the Youth Voice Writing Contest, poetry division.

6/22/2021

Home

"Home" by Nileh Irsan, is a finalist in the Youth Voice Writing Contest, poetry division.

6/21/2021

California Will Offer Pandemic Relief Cash to Young People Currently or Recently in Extended Foster Care

California will use its share of a federal pandemic assistance fund to provide millions of dollars to young people currently in the state’s extended foster care system, and those who have left in the past four years.