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Ombudsperson

9/19/2023

Minnesota Has a New Advocate for Foster Youth Amplifying Their Voices

The Imprint's interview with Nikki Beasley, who spent eight years in foster care and is the new executive director of Foster Advocates.

9/14/2023

Minnesota Names First Ombudsperson for Foster Youth

Minnesota officials sign the bill to create an Office of the Foster Youth Ombudsperson in 2022. Provided photo.
Foster youth advocates in Minnesota have announced the naming of the state’s first ombudsperson overseeing issues and concerns of young people growing up in the state’s foster care system.

Philadelphia Starts Ombuds Office for Youth in Residential Facilities

11/30/2022

Philadelphia Starts Ombuds Office for Youth in Residential Facilities

Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney has established an office to investigate the safety concerns of young people sent to group homes, juvenile detention or other residential institutions.

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.

Philadelphia Starts Ombuds Office for Youth in Residential Facilities

9/22/2021

Children’s Attorney Tapped to be California’s Next Foster Care Ombudsperson

California officials have named longtime dependency attorney Lawrence Fluharty as the state’s next foster care ombudsperson, a watchdog for the nation’s largest child welfare system.

Philadelphia Starts Ombuds Office for Youth in Residential Facilities

7/26/2021

In Quest to Meet Needs of Foster Youth, More States Create Independent Ombuds Offices

To get their basic needs met, foster youth and their advocates across the country are pushing for the creation of ombuds offices.

    3/1/2018

    No More Missed Goodbyes: Promoting Greater Placement Stability for California Foster Youth

    On February 12, 200 California Youth Connection (CYC) members, allies and community members gathered to celebrate 30 years of the organization’s youth-led advocacy in California, and to continue the fight with a new bill to prevent unnecessary placement changes for foster youth in the state.