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The Ethics of Working Amid Family Un-Friendly Policies

When government policies hold a group in disfavor, the child welfare community can do more to speak up for families, writes Paul DiLorenzo.


Google and 49ers Sow $2.4 Million Investment into Youth Justice Reform in California

The philanthropic arm of Google and the San Francisco 49ers football club are giving $2.35 million to the National Center for Youth Law (NCYL) to support the California Youth Justice Initiative, a comprehensive juvenile justice reform effort in Santa Clara County, California.


Succeeding Its Founder, YouthBuild CEO Takes Program into Fifth Decade

In the late 1970s, a youth worker in New York City named Dorothy Stoneman started a program that paired entry into the construction trade with academic advancement to draw in youth who had fallen off the path to graduation and employment.


Burning Down the House: The End of Juvenile Prison

Burning Down the House: The End of Juvenile Prison, a new book by Nell Bernstein, steps back for a longer look at the juvenile justice system. In synthesizing years of studies and research, Bernstein makes a case for why the juvenile justice system may be failing in its mission to provide rehabilitation to children.


Key Findings and Recommendations of the Michigan Race Equity Coalition

A new report from a coalition of child welfare advocacy groups, circuit courts and law enforcement organizations in Michigan found that minority children are more likely to participate and remain in the state’s foster care system.