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Michigan Settles With Catholic Foster Care Charity But Affirms Commitment to LGBTQ Community


Michigan Task Force to Propose New Plan for LGBTQ Families to Adopt or Foster

Michigan recently announced its plan to create a task force to support LGBTQ families looking to foster or adopt following a settlement with a private charity that excludes same-sex families.

Supreme Court Will Hear Indian Child Welfare Act Case


Supreme Court Will Hear Indian Child Welfare Act Case

The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case on the constitutionality of the Indian Child Welfare Act.

Why We Use The Term ‘Emerging Adults’


Why We Use The Term ‘Emerging Adults’

As the criminal justice system begins to take into account the research into emerging adults, the field is slowly adjusting to how it treats them.

Supreme Court Set to Decide Whether to Take Up Indian Child Welfare Case


Supreme Court Set to Decide Whether to Take Up Indian Child Welfare Case

The U.S. Supreme Court could decide by the end of the week whether to take up a case involving the rights of Indigenous tribes and families in child welfare cases — an area of law that was thrown into confusion when a federal appeals court invalidated several provisions of the Indian Child Welfare Act, or ICWA.

Michigan: Released ‘Juvenile Lifers’ Rarely Reoffend


A Study of Michigan Suggests Released ‘Juvenile Lifers’ Rarely Reoffend

Less than four years after courts across the land began to release “juvenile lifers” from prison, evidence out of Michigan shows that few of the released prisoners have resumed committing grievous crimes.

Weston Charles-Gallo describes his life as an LGBTQ foster youth.


LGBTQ Youth Make Up One Third of Foster Care, But Are Often Poorly Served

One in three foster youth identify as LGBTQ, and evidence shows they are among the most likely to face difficulty in government care.

Foster Care Attorney and Foster Parent Jay Paul Deratany


I’m a Foster Care Attorney and a Gay Man Fostering a Child With My Husband. Here’s What SCOTUS Got Wrong Last Week

My work as an attorney helped my husband and me realize that the foster care system needs as many stable, compassionate people as it can get to become foster parents, writes Jay Paul Deratany.

Candex Louie


Supreme Court LGBTQ Ruling is False-Flag Victory

At my very first job, I remember being continually misgendered, sexually harassed and gaslighted while being exploited, paid under the table, expected to work overtime and never compensated for it, and continually asked to work when we were closed, on our own personal time.


Minnesota Child Welfare, Juvenile Justice Courts Will Stay Open

Effective today, the Minnesota Supreme Court has ruled that child welfare and juvenile justice cases will proceed apace, but will rely mostly on video and telephonic interaction. Chief Justice Lorie Gildea said that all cases of a “super high” or “high” priority will continue as normal.