President Joe Biden
Executive Order Pledges Better Support for LGBTQ Youth
In an executive order issued this month, President Joe Biden detailed his plan to advance equality for LGBTQ youth and adults.
Survey Shows Frustration with Foster Care from Within The System
A new national survey of the people involved in the child welfare system paints a dismal picture of the state of foster care.
How Build Back Better Would Support American Families
With the right supports, parents can refocus their energy on providing a safe and nurturing home for their child to learn and flourish, writes Dr. Melissa T. Merrick.
January Contreras Nominated for Top ACF Position
President Joe Biden has nominated former Obama official January Contreras to lead the Administration for Children and Families (ACF), the division of the Department of Health and Human Services that oversees child welfare policy.
Biden Team Reverses Trump Rule on Faith-Based Discrimination in Foster Placement
The Biden administration has revoked a Trump-era waiver that exempted federally funded foster care providers from following nondiscrimination rules.
Next Week, Thousands of Foster Youth Will Age Out on the Same Day
Champions for young adults in foster care say that as many as 18,000 could age out of the system next week when a federal moratorium expires.
Study of Native Children’s Justice Needs Will Likely Get a Two-Year Extension
A bill granting the U.S. Justice Department’s Office of Tribal Justice two additional years to complete a study on the needs of Native children is on its way to President Joe Biden’s desk for his signature.
Biden Picks Florida Lawyer to Lead Youth Workforce and Employment Development
President Joe Biden has chosen a former harsh critic of Florida’s unemployment system to oversee the Labor Department's Employment and Training Administration.