Coronavirus Continues to Rise in California Youth Lockups
A staggering 1 in 4 youth incarcerated in California’s prison system for juvenile offenders has been infected with the deadly coronavirus, a grim tally that has grown amid recent outbreaks.
Pressure Builds to Reduce Racial Disproportionality in New York’s Child Welfare System
Calls to dismantle child welfare systems that disproportionately impact Black families grew this week, as a group of roughly 100 parents, lawyers and even city social workers gathered on Martin Luther King Jr.
Casey Family Programs Honors Contributions to Children’s Well-being
Casey Family Programs, a Seattle-based grant maker and one of the largest players in philanthropy in child welfare, made its annual Casey Excellence for Children Awards and Jim Casey Building Communities of Hope Award, which collectively honor leaders and standouts from every aspect of the system.
Rocky Start for Washington Law Forbidding Discharges to Homelessness
Building A Respectful Approach to Child Safety
In child welfare we are prone to distraction. Through the decades we’ve become excited by multiple trends and legislation addressing safety, family preservation and permanency, assuming they would resolve the complexities of our work with families.
Los Angeles CASA Leader Departs to Head New Probation Oversight Effort
Wendelyn Julien, the CEO of Los Angeles County’s Court-Appointed Special Advocates program, is stepping down from her position at the end of the month after she was chosen to lead a new local office that will oversee the Probation Department.
L.A. Kings Sport CalHOPE Logo on Helmet, Face Off for Youth in Crisis Amid Pandemic
The Los Angeles Kings hockey club is sticking up for the Southern California community’s mental health this season as coronavirus precautions drag toward their 12th month.
Starting with Thursday’s season opener against the Minnesota Wild at the Staples Center and going coast to coast through all home and away games, fans will see the words “California Hope” emblazoned on each side of players’ helmets.
State, L.A. Agree on Plan to Improve Conditions of Juvenile Detention
More than two years after the California Department of Justice launched an investigation into deficient and inhumane conditions in Los Angeles County’s juvenile detention facilities, the county and its school district settled on plans to clean up the problems over the next four years.
Poll Seeks Input From Foster and Kinship Families About Pandemic Impacts
As we approach one year of living with the coronavirus pandemic, we want to hear from foster and kinship families about how the global health crisis has transformed their lives.
Our editorial team has designed a short, anonymous survey for caregivers of youth currently in foster care.