In Utah, Three Youth-focused Laws Go Into Effect
In Utah, three state laws will soon take effect that focus on youth — two pertaining to juvenile justice and child welfare, and a third regarding mental health.
Top Stories of 2019: A Year of Confused Preparation on Family First Act
We’re counting down 10 of the biggest stories The Imprint published in 2019. Each day, we’ll connect readers with a few links to our coverage on a big story from this past year.
Utah Becomes the First State to Receive Family First Plan Approval
The Utah Department of Human Services (DHS) announced yesterday that it is the first state to receive approval from the federal Children’s Bureau for its Family First Prevention Services Act plan.
Litigator Bill Grimm Used Class-Action Lawsuits to Transform Troubled Child Welfare Agencies
Bill Grimm, a long-time attorney with the Oakland-based National Center for Youth Law (NCYL), passed away on April 2 after a year-long battle with brain cancer. He was 69. Over a 40-year career, Grimm helped forge change for many troubled child welfare systems across the country through trailblazing litigation and legislative advocacy, including in Maryland, Arkansas, Utah, Washington, Nevada and California, among others.
Analysis: 11 States Struggle to Meet Federal Education Requirements for Foster Youth
A little more than a year after federal law mandated school districts across the country ensure foster youth are transported to school, at least 11 states are outright failing – or are clearly struggling – to make this happen, according to new reporting by The Imprint.
Report: Child Care Is “Unaffordable” Nationwide, Especially for Single Parents
The 2017 report Parents and the High Cost of Child Care from the advocacy group Child Care Aware of America (CCAoA) illustrates the high cost burden faced by working parents across the United States.
Pay For Success Watch: Salt Lake City Looking For Another Pay For Success Project
The Salt Lake County Council has approved Mayor Ben McAdams’ request to advance $150,000 from next year’s regional-development budget to begin the initial phases of another Pay for Success (PFS) project.