NCYL Leader Jesse Hahnel Steps Down
Jesse Hahnel, longtime executive director of the National Center for Youth Law, is leaving the Oakland-based organization.
Leaders Emerge from a Washington State Youth Prison, Urging a More Just and Safe World
Four young men incarcerated in a Washington state youth prison are working to ensure future generations don't face decades-long sentences.
Washington Will Stop Using Child Support to Fund Foster Care
Effective this month, Washington state will end the practice of using child support to finance foster care stays.
Senators Want Answers About Alleged Abuse at Youth Treatment Facilities
Two senators have launched a new inquiry into four major operators of youth residential treatment programs that have been the subject of recent reports of abusive treatment.
Keeping Moms With Their Newborns: A Team of Washington Lawyers and Advocates Works to Avoid Foster Care Separation at Birth
In Washington, the nonprofit FIRST Clinic provides legal and other types of support to sustain bonds between addicted moms and newborns.
Washington Settles Lawsuit Involving Foster Youth Left Sleeping in Offices and Hotels
This week, Washington’s child welfare agency announced a settlement agreement in a lawsuit over disabled foster youths’ constitutional rights.
As a Foster Youth, My High School Didn’t Prepare Me For Higher Education
Lacking support in school caused me to focus less on my academic goals and focus more on an unstable social life, writes Nelly Braxton.
Grieving the Loss of Housing and My Mother While Navigating College as a Foster Youth
Walking in your truth will give you the motivation and determination to get your college degree, writes Esther Taylor.