Youth Advocates Push “Diversion” to Reduce Racial Disparities in Juvenile Court
A new study found that nationwide, there's an "unequal and limited use of diversion" efforts to keep kids out of the criminal justice system.
Racial Justice Advocates Issue Plan to Reimagine LA County’s Child Welfare System
Study Finds California’s Black Youth at Greater Risk of Injury in Police Encounters
Black youth in California are more likely to be injured during police interactions, according to a study that examined data from 2005 to 2017.
Minnesota Legislature Again Fails to Pass Bill Defending Black Families
A bill defending Black families against racist practices in the child welfare system has failed to pass for a third time in the Minnesota Legislature.
Penn State Awards Equity-Minded Scholarships for Child Welfare Study
California Legislator Pauses Blind Removals Bill
A bill aimed at addressing rampant racial disparities in California's child welfare system by removing information on the race of children when critical decisions about their lives are being decided will not advance in the state Legislature this year.
California Judges Concerned About Quick Pace of Governor’s Plan to Close Youth Prisons
Publisher’s Note: Silence Can be Complicity in Violence Against Black Families
It didn’t take George Floyd’s killing at the hands of the police for me to recognize that I have been complicit in state-executed violence against black families. But it did take his murder and the protests that have roiled the nation since to compel me to articulate it, which is shameful.
Los Angeles’ Plan to Address the Overrepresentation of Black and LGBTQ Youth in Foster Care
On Tuesday, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors created a new office to address the high number of African American and LGBTQ youth in the county’s child welfare system. A new Office of Equity within the county’s Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) aims to stem the overrepresentation of these youth in foster care and address the disparities these communities experience.