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Richard Pan

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Foster Youth Advocate Joins Biden Administration’s Child Welfare Agency Leadership

9/15/2021

Foster Youth Advocate Joins Biden Administration’s Child Welfare Agency Leadership

Lexie Grüber-Pérez, a former foster youth and advocate for her peers, is an advisor to the Biden administration's child welfare leadership team.

Legislative Roundup — California Child Welfare and Juvenile Justice Bills Head to the Governor

9/15/2021

Legislative Roundup — California Child Welfare and Juvenile Justice Bills Head to the Governor

With the threat of a recall behind him, California Gov. Gavin Newsom has significant child welfare and juvenile justice bills he'll need to decide on by Oct. 10.

North Carolina Raises the Floor for Prosecution to 8 Years Old

9/15/2021

North Carolina Raises the Floor for Prosecution to 8 Years Old

Six- and 7-year-olds accused of committing felonies in North Carolina will no longer be prosecuted in criminal court under a juvenile justice bill Gov. Roy Cooper signed on Aug. 30.

New Rhode Island Law Protects Families with Parents Who Are Disabled

9/15/2021

New Rhode Island Law Protects Families with Parents Who Are Disabled

In Rhode Island, a parent’s disability can no longer be the sole basis to deny or restrict their rights in matters involving a child's welfare.

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Child Abuse Prevention: Senators Seek More CAPTA Money

9/14/2021

Child Abuse Prevention: Senators Seek More CAPTA Money for Community-Based Family Services

Saying efforts to prevent child abuse and neglect are "tragically underfunded," two U.S. senators have introduced a bill that could pump hundreds of millions of dollars into addressing the problem.

Identity Thieves Targeting Foster Youths’ Covid Relief

9/14/2021

Identity Thieves Targeting Foster Youths’ COVID Relief

Pandemic assistance has been made available to California's current and former foster youth, but fraud and lack of access can prevent them from ever benefitting from the financial help.

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9/14/2021

Family First Act: Where Things Stand as It Takes Effect

A look at where things stand with the Family First Act with just a few weeks until it takes effect in every state

9/13/2021

New York State Intensifies Court Oversight of Group Care for Foster Youth

Starting next month, New York will receive far less in federal funding for congregate care, or group care placements, and the courts will require greater justification for why a child cannot be placed with family.

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Family First Clearinghouse Approves Two New Services, Will Reconsider Ohio Kinship Navigator

9/13/2021

Family Centered Treatment Gets Second Look from Family First Clearinghouse

The clearinghouse that approves services under the Family First Prevention Services Act has agreed to reconsider a training program it downgraded last winter.  Family Centered Treatment, or FCT, which is used to train biological parents and other caregivers on the effects of trauma on children, had received transitional approval in 2019 to be among the services that states could fund under the law, which fully takes effect in all states on October 1.