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Investigation Finds Spate of Foster Care Deaths in Ohio Since 2015

5/31/2022

Investigation Finds Spate of Foster Care Deaths in Ohio Since 2015

More than a hundred children have died while in the custody of Ohio’s foster care system since 2015, a local news investigation found.

Honoring the Life of Ma’Khia Bryant: An Ombudsperson for Foster Youth in Ohio

4/20/2022

Honoring the Life of Ma’Khia Bryant: An Ombudsperson for Foster Youth in Ohio

In the year since an Ohio police officer killed Ma'Khia Bryant, a teenager in foster care, the state has created an ombuds office for youth and families.

Report Details Abuse at For-Profit Youth Residential Centers

10/25/2021

Behavioral Health Contractor Sequel Absorbs Two Blows

The for-profit Sequel Youth & Family Services faces regulatory and legal complaints for its management of residential care facilities for teens.

Finding Safety Through Roots

8/3/2021

National Resource Center Reframes How Local Governments Can Serve Dual-Status Youth

Dual-status youth have experience with both the juvenile justice and child welfare systems. A workbook offers ideas for local and state governments to develop better practices, procedures and policies that serve these young people.

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Lawsuit to Reform West Virginia’s Foster Care System is Back On

8/2/2021

Judges Toss Class Actions Against Ohio, West Virginia

Federal judges have dismissed two lawsuits filed over the treatment of relative caregivers in Ohio and of foster youth in West Virginia.

Investigation Finds Spate of Foster Care Deaths in Ohio Since 2015

6/7/2021

Ohio Counties Plead for State Funds to Boost Kinship Caregivers’ Pay

A federal judge has been trying for years to get Ohio to pay kinship caregivers their due under federal law, but counties say there’s not enough money from the state to make it feasible.

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    Honoring the Life of Ma’Khia Bryant: An Ombudsperson for Foster Youth in Ohio

    6/4/2021

    Lawmakers Seek Probe Into Foster Care Life of Ma’Khia Bryant

    Lawmakers are calling for the Department of Health and Human Services to investigate the foster care experience of Ma’Khia Bryant, the 16-year-old Black girl who police shot and killed on April 20.

    After the police killing of George Floyd, many Americans demanded justice.

    5/25/2021

    It is Not Over. We Still Need More Justice.

    Deddtrease Edwards writes that Black and brown communities need to continue to fight for justice.

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    Senate Bill Seeks Better Data on Child Abuse Deaths

    5/23/2021

    Senate Bill Seeks Better Data on Child Abuse Deaths

    States would be required to report all deaths related to child abuse and create recommendations for curbing them under a bipartisan bill being pushed in the U.S. Senate.