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.
A Village Apart: Lummi Nation Creates a Unique Community to Support Families
Sche'lang’en Village, which opened in 2017, is a housing development that preserves Native American families by providing support and opportunities for transformational life changes.
New York To Tap Federal Funds For Parents and Kids Legal Costs in Child Welfare Cases
New York state officials have released a plan to draw on newly available federal funds for attorneys handling abuse and neglect cases.