Biden Picks Florida Lawyer to Lead Youth Workforce and Employment Development
President Joe Biden has chosen a former harsh critic of Florida’s unemployment system to oversee the Labor Department's Employment and Training Administration.
Lawmakers Back Funding for Foster Sibling Pilot Programs
A key group of Congress members is crediting a former foster youth with inspiring them to introduce legislation that would fund pilot programs for sibling groups in foster care.
California Counties Develop Local Plans as State Youth Prisons Close
California’s Division of Juvenile Justice stopped admissions this month and now counties are developing plans to house and rehabilitate incarcerated youth.
How the Child Welfare System Made Me Prioritize Education Over Myself
My relentless pursuit of education while in foster care led me away from any path toward myself, writes Youth Voice author Shay House.
New Study Suggests Ending Group Care for Foster Youth
A study of life in institutions and group homes revealed firsthand testimony of poor nutrition, upended education and excessive use of psychiatric drugs, and urged an end to their use to house foster youth.
Olivia Golden Stepping Down at Center for Law and Social Policy
Olivia Golden, who has run the poverty-fighting Center for Law and Social Policy since 2013, is stepping down early next year.
West Virginia Physician Rahul Gupta Picked as Drug Czar
The country’s next drug czar, if confirmed by the Senate, will be the first physician to hold the post, according to news reports.
Colorado Suddenly Closed Youth Services Center Amid Ongoing Complaints
Colorado closed a private residential center for youth with behavioral problems in the wake of ongoing allegations of licensing violations.