When Children Suffer: California to Funnel Billions into Mental Health Overhaul
The Newsom administration plans to spend $4.4 billion addressing mental health needs among young people. But will it come soon enough?
Use of Foster Care Went Down During the First Pandemic Year. Did Maltreatment?
Nationwide, foster care numbers dropped in the first months of the pandemic, but the child welfare field is still pondering the impacts.
Public Health Physician Avula Picked to Run Virginia Department of Social Services
Dr. Danny TK Avula, who ran Virginia's coronavirus vaccination program, has been selected to run the state's Department of Social Services.
New York City Court Dysfunction Found to Have ‘Caused Harm to Thousands of Families’
A recent report detailed what happened when COVID-19 took hold of the New York City family court: backlogged cases, unmanageable caseloads and "harm to thousands of families."
Kentucky Social Workers Get 10% Pay Hike Amid Job Exodus
Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear announced earlier this month that thousands of the state's essential social workers would receive a 10% pay bump
Top Stories of 2021: The Pandemic in Juvenile Facilities
In 2021, The Imprint reported on what went on in the early days of the pandemic in juvenile lockups, and what challenges persisted.
As Students Struggle in Rochester, New York, Schools Consider Bringing Back Campus Police
Police and private security have recently been posted outside Rochester City School District schools — an arrangement that could be extended pending a decision by school commissioners.
New York Owes Nonprofits More than a Parade
New York owes the nonprofits celebrated on the streets and on social media payment for the results they’ve delivered locally, the authors write.
Influential Kids Count 2021 Report Paints Troubling Picture of Pandemic Effects
This year’s Kids Count Data Book, an annual snapshot of the well-being of children, paints a troubling picture of how the pandemic affected American families.