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United States Senate

12/2/2021

The New Year’s Cliff for California Foster Care Requires a Community Solution

On New Year's Day, Serita Cox of iFoster writes, thousands of older youth in California foster care will age out the system. The community must come together to help.

12/1/2021

New Round of COVID-19 Infections Hits California Youth Prisons

Illustration by Christine Ongjoco
Dozens of young people locked up in California’s youth prison system have tested positive for COVID-19 — the latest outbreak at facilities that have struggled to prevent the spread of the deadly virus.

In Texas, Illegal Foster Placements Soar Amid Shortage of Licensed Beds

12/1/2021

In Texas, Illegal Foster Placements Soar Amid Shortage of Licensed Beds

The number of foster children housed in unlicensed facilities in Texas has surged to the point that hundreds are being exposed to “unreasonable risk of serious harm."

Bay Area’s latest guaranteed income program

12/1/2021

The Bay Area’s Latest Guaranteed Income Program Offers Low-Income Families $500 a Month

South San Francisco is the latest Bay Area city to launch a guaranteed income pilot program, providing monthly $500 checks to low-income families.

Advocates Propose Changes in West Virginia Foster Care System

11/30/2021

Advocates Propose Changes in West Virginia Foster Care System

Child welfare advocates in West Virginia have recently offered up a slate of significant proposals to right the system that is admittedly flawed.

Biden Team Reverses Trump Rule on Foster Placement

11/30/2021

Biden Team Reverses Trump Rule on Faith-Based Discrimination in Foster Placement

The Biden administration has revoked a Trump-era waiver that exempted federally funded foster care providers from following nondiscrimination rules.

What it Takes to Ensure Quality Congregate Care

11/30/2021

What it Takes to Ensure Quality Congregate Care

We need to develop an approach for federal oversight that ensures quality congregate care, and does not become an exercise in additional administrative burden, writes Jody Levison-Johnson.

New York City Has New Administrative Judge to Tackle Troubles in Family Court

11/30/2021

New York City Has New Administrative Judge to Tackle Troubles in Family Court

Overseeing family court in New York City’s five boroughs is now the job of Queens-raised Chief Administrative Judge Anne-Marie Jolly.

intergenerational housing

11/29/2021

Intergenerational Housing Connects Vulnerable Youth and Seniors

Intergenerational housing communities have been a growing trend since the 1990s and recently, these models have been built for an overlooked group: Youth who have transitioned out of foster care and are living on their own.