After Third Failing Grade on Federal Review, Hawaii Drawing Up Child Welfare Improvement Plan
Hawaii is working to develop a plan to improve its child welfare system after a federal review found that the state for the third time had failed to meet several federal standards for children in its foster care system.
How San Antonio Lowered Removal Rates and Achieved Better Safety Outcomes
Bexar County, which is home to San Antonio, leads the State of Texas in the rate of removal of children in child abuse and neglect cases and in the rate of re-victimization of children who have been previously removed by Child Protective Services (CPS) and returned to their families.
Advocates Bravely Seek Outcomes, Answers Over Safe Politics
Transitional Housing Program Plus-Foster Care is a model approved by California in 2010 as the highest-end support system for 18- to 21-year-old foster youth, a residential program that offers practical and emotional support to teens who could not return home and were never placed with an adoptive family or guardian.
Ken Berger, Former Charity Navigator CEO, All In on Predictive Analytics
When Ken Berger arrived as CEO of Charity Navigator, he heard the same message about the organization from many nonprofit leaders. “You guys are doing more harm than good,” Berger said, paraphrasing the consensus.
Pay for Success Watch: Solving Government Uncertainty on Structure
The potential for Pay-for-Success (PFS) models in the human services field has captured the attention of the federal government, foundations and social impact investors. But two years after America’s pioneer PFS projects began, there are fewer than 10 ventures being implemented.
The Business of Positive Youth Justice: Measuring Success
Last week, our Positive Youth Justice series explored the use of positive youth development (PYD) in re-entry work at Waterside Workshops. The small nonprofit by the San Francisco Bay uses boatbuilding and a bike shop as the starting point of a personal relationship between the staff and youth.
The Business of Positive Youth Justice: Changing Staff Perception
Last week, our Positive Youth Justice series explored the use of positive youth development (PYD) in re-entry work at Waterside Workshops. The small nonprofit by the San Francisco Bay uses boatbuilding and a bike shop as the starting point of a personal relationship between the staff and youths.
Pay for Success Watch: NCCD Will Assess Projects in Conn., Calif., and Wisc.
The National Council on Crime and Delinquency announced three projects to study the feasibility of pay-for-success (PFS) projects in Connecticut, California and Wisconsin. PFS projects shift the burden of social investment off the government and onto private investors.
Pay-for-Success Watch: PFS Expert to Lead on White House Social Innovation
The Obama administration announced last week that Dave Wilkinson would be the new director of the Office of Social Innovation and Civic Participation (SICP), a wing of the White House Domestic Policy Council.
Full Breakdown of Los Angeles Child Welfare Commission Proposal
As reported earlier by The Imprint, the Blue Ribbon Commission tapped to craft a revamping of the Los Angeles child protection system has called for a unifying agency with authority over the county’s Department of Children and Family Services and the counties other child-serving agencies.