New York Campaign Aims to Stop ‘Womb-to-Foster Care Pipeline’
In New York, a new campaign calls for passage of a bill that would require consent before drug testing a new or pregnant mother.
Affluent America Gets a Wake-up Call on CPS Intrusion
Richard Wexler writes that white, middle-class families who face CPS investigations experience less intrusion than more marginalized families.
Every Month is Black History Month
Many in the child welfare space are quick to say Black Lives Matter, but opinion writer Kenyon Lee Whitman asks: Where are the policies aimed at anti-racism, family unification and permanence for Black children?
A New Podcast Speaks to Black Girls’ Experience in Foster Care
Five Black women share the essence of sisterhood on a new podcast, where they discuss growing up within a fractured child welfare system.
Juvenile Court Judge Katherine Lucero Now Leads California’s Historic Migration from Punishment to Healing
Juvenile Court Judge Katherine Lucero is leading California to its goal of eliminating youth prisons and shifting resources to healing.
Contra Costa County DA Diana Becton, a Rare Prosecutor, Wants Youth Justice Reimagined
Contra Costa District Attorney Diana Becton is among a small group of district attorneys working to dial back decades of tough-on-crime approaches and as she does so, faces challenges.
The Foster Care System Turns to Big Data: Promising or Profiling?
As Los Angeles County becomes the latest child welfare system to turn to big data and algorithms, critics worry these tools will exacerbate inequalities.
Who Qualifies as a Courtroom Gang Expert?
In California, the Independent Forensic Gang Expert College is training courtroom specialists who were gang members in their youth.