After Abuse Probe, Another Sequel-run Program that Housed California Youth Will Close
One of the nation’s largest youth residential treatment programs is shutting down after California officials, prompted by a San Francisco Chronicle and Imprint investigation into rampant abuse allegations, decided to stop sending vulnerable children there.
Residential Care Giant Devereux Hires ex-U.S. Attorney General Lynch to Audit Child Safety Practices
Hundreds of Texas Residential Care Facilities Have Been Exposed to COVID-19
The spread of COVID-19 among children in Texas’ long-term foster care system has been rampant, particularly in residential care facilities, and the pandemic has left more than five dozen kids without a bed to sleep in, a new report filed in federal court shows.
It’s Not Just a Few Rotten Apples
Imagine for a moment that leaders of a group called the Association of Really Good Police Departments wrote a column proclaiming their sympathy for the #BlackLivesMatter movement, and even used their rhetoric, beginning the column with “Say his name. George
Trump Budget Proposes Medicaid Exception for Some Residential Care Programs
President Trump’s fiscal 2021 budget asks Congress to allow Medicaid dollars to be spent on a newly created class of residential foster care, a move that it expects to open up half a billion dollars for mental health treatment over the next decade.
Our Failed Solutions for Seriously Ill Foster Youths
Justin Taylor Bean, removed from his abusive birth parents as a toddler, spent the next two decades in psychiatric hospitals and more than 40 residential facilities. Over the years, his physical and verbal aggression increased despite treatment and medication.
California Alliance Leader Schroeder Leaving in January
Carroll Schroeder will step down from his longtime post as executive director of the California Alliance of Child and Family Services early next year, retiring after what will be 18 years with the organization.
Family First Residential Accreditation: Get in Line Before the Wait Gets Long
When it passed the Family First Prevention Services Act last February, Congress aimed to change the face of child welfare, in part by implementing a funding shift that restricts the use of federal Title IV-E financing for out-of-home “congregate care”placements.
House Markup Tomorrow for Small Pieces of Family First Act
The House Ways and Means Committee will mark up several bills tomorrow that are derivative pieces of the larger Family First Prevention Services Act, a bill aimed at expanding federal support for certain child welfare services while limiting spending on congregate care.
Live from NPJS: Day Three of Juvenile Justice Conference Week
Greetings from Pittsburgh! From the desert heat of Phoenix, we descend out of the sky on rainy Iron City for the National Partnership for Juvenile Services (NPJS) annual symposium. This is leg two of Youth Services Insider’s juvenile justice two-step.