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10/21/2021

New York City’s “Family Defense” Movement Presses Case Against Child Welfare System in Public Hearings and Rallies

Thursday marked a raucous day of hearings in New York City, with parents protesting the overreach of the child welfare system.

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Long-term Mentoring Group Opening New Offices in Colorado, Montana

10/21/2021

Long-term Mentoring Group Will Open New Offices in Colorado, Montana

A group that offers long-term professional mentoring to kids at risk of getting trapped in the child welfare system is opening new offices.

Montana Lawmakers to Study Courts’ Child Welfare Pilot Programs

10/21/2021

Montana Lawmakers to Study Courts’ Child Welfare Pilot Programs

Montana lawmakers will study two promising pilot programs courts have used to address the increase and improve the lives of foster youth.

Kansas Governor Laura Kelly Creates Division of the Child Advocate as Watchdog

10/20/2021

Kansas Governor Laura Kelly Creates Division of the Child Advocate as Watchdog

Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly signed an executive order early this month establishing the Division of the Child Advocate.

One Letter to a Teacher Helps Formerly Jailed Kids Stay on Track

10/20/2021

One Letter to a Teacher Helps Formerly Jailed Kids Stay on Track

New research out of Stanford proposes a practice for better classroom relations between kids who have been jailed and their teachers.

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Family First Clearinghouse Approves Two New Services, Will Reconsider Ohio Kinship Navigator

10/19/2021

First Kinship Support Model Gains Approval by Family First Clearinghouse

After three years, a kinship navigator model has finally gained approval from the clearinghouse for Family First Act services

10/19/2021

Child Welfare, Youth Justice Program Leaders Among Winners of New York’s David Prize

The creators of a nonprofit helping foster youth age out of the system, and a program to better launch young adults leaving lockups are among five New Yorkers awarded a prestigious local prize for their innovation.

Washington State Allowed to Exit Foster Care Lawsuit Following Reforms

10/18/2021

Washington State Allowed to Exit Foster Care Lawsuit Following Reforms

Years after foster care children and their legal advocates sued the state of Washington over mental health services, a federal judge is satisfied that the state is committed to lasting changes.

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Nonprofit Lucks Out With $1 Million Windfall From ‘Celebrity Wheel of Fortune’

10/18/2021

Nonprofit Lucks Out With $1 Million Windfall From ‘Celebrity Wheel of Fortune’

National child welfare provider Youth Villages learned Sunday night it would receive $1 million from "Celebrity Wheel of Fortune."