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10/19/2021

Child Welfare, Youth Justice Program Leaders Among Winners of New York’s David Prize

The creators of a nonprofit helping foster youth age out of the system, and a program to better launch young adults leaving lockups are among five New Yorkers awarded a prestigious local prize for their innovation.

Washington State Allowed to Exit Foster Care Lawsuit Following Reforms

10/18/2021

Washington State Allowed to Exit Foster Care Lawsuit Following Reforms

Years after foster care children and their legal advocates sued the state of Washington over mental health services, a federal judge is satisfied that the state is committed to lasting changes.

Youth Services Insider
Nonprofit Lucks Out With $1 Million Windfall From ‘Celebrity Wheel of Fortune’

10/18/2021

Nonprofit Lucks Out With $1 Million Windfall From ‘Celebrity Wheel of Fortune’

National child welfare provider Youth Villages learned Sunday night it would receive $1 million from "Celebrity Wheel of Fortune."

A Social Services Department in Upstate New York Gets Independent Review

10/18/2021

Amid Division Over Critical State Audit, St. Lawrence County Approves Outside Review of Embattled Social Services Department

Following concerns about its child protection and foster care services, local lawmakers in St. Lawrence County, New York, are bringing in an independent firm to conduct a comprehensive review.

California Takes on More Oversight of Unaccompanied Immigrant Children

10/14/2021

California Takes on More Oversight of Unaccompanied Immigrant Children

California is asserting its responsibility for the care of immigrant children in the state who don't have any adult to look after them.

California’s Newest Child Welfare and Youth Justice Laws

10/13/2021

California’s Newest Child Welfare and Youth Justice Laws

California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed significant child welfare and youth justice bills into law last week, capping a year of investments in the state’s most vulnerable children and families.

Hochul Signed Law Prohibiting Use of Shackles on Youth in Family Court

10/13/2021

New York Gov. Kathy Hochul Signed Law Prohibiting Use of Shackles on Youth in Family Court

It is now illegal to place “shackles, handcuffs, irons and straitjackets” on children appearing before the New York family courts.

Youth Services Insider
Recently Merged National Human Services Organizations Set New Identity

10/13/2021

Recently Merged National Human Services Organizations Set New Identity

The nation’s largest trade organization for youth and family services providers and an accreditor of community and residential programs merged this year, and have announced a new name: Social Current.

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved Youth Justice Reimagined, but hasn't adequately invested in it.

10/13/2021

Los Angeles County Needs to Put the Money Behind its Motion to Help Justice-Involved Youth

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved Youth Justice Reimagined, but hasn't adequately invested in the new juvenile justice model.