Minnesota Names First Ombudsperson for Foster Youth
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
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.
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.
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.
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.