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Biden Administration Names New Associate Commissioner of the Family Youth and Services Bureau


Biden Administration Names New Associate Commissioner of the Family Youth and Services Bureau

The Biden administration made another addition to its youth and family services leadership team in December: Kimberly Waller is the associate commissioner of the Family and Youth Services Bureau, a division of the Administration for Children and Families (ACF).

Before Labeling Children as “Delinquent,” Consider Their Pasts


Before Labeling Children as “Delinquent,” Consider Their Pasts

The juvenile justice system targets youth of color in foster care with labels like “delinquent” without knowing their full histories, writes Lino Peña-Martinez.


Kinship Caregivers in D.C. Say Child Welfare Agency Owes Foster Payments

An ongoing lawsuit filed on behalf of kinship caregivers alleges the Washington, D.C., child welfare agency denied them the public support entitled to formal foster parents.

A three decade court battle over Washington, D.C.'s Child and Family Services Agency was settled.


Washington, D.C., Finally Exits Decades-Long Court Battle Over Foster Care

On June 1, a federal judge issued final approval for a settlement in a decades-old case to improve the experience of foster children in the nation's capital.


Program to Help Foster Youth Aging Out Expands to Los Angeles, D.C., Illinois and Louisiana

A program to help youth aging out of foster care transition to adulthood is expanding to two more major cities and two more states, part of a national rollout financed in part by major philanthropic investment in youth services.


Marie Cohen, The Imprint Blogger of the Year

Prolific child-welfare blogger Marie Cohen led The Imprint’s Blogger Co-op this year in readership – earning her the title as The Imprint’s 2016 Blogger of the Year. Her blog entries were viewed more than 43,000 times on The Imprint from July 2015 to July 2016.


Heaven and a ‘Ghost Vote’ on Gun Violence

Heaven was going to Disney World.                                                                Summer was in full bloom, and the family’s Disney World trip planned for early July was growing nearer. The eager and joyful 7-year-old had her hair styled for the upcoming trip.


Where Do We Go From Here?

Roughly 7,600 years ago, researchers say, the Mediterranean Sea rose and spilled through the Bosphorus, flooding the Black Sea. There are different theories about the speed of that flooding, with some experts pointing to geological evidence suggesting it was a catastrophic event that flooded 60,000 square miles of dry land in short order.

Blogger Co-op


Poor Planning and Lack of Oversight Lead to Foster Care Crisis in District of Columbia

The latest report from the Center for the Study of Social Policy (CSSP), the agency monitoring the District of Columbia’s Child and Family Services Agency (CFSA), contained a startling revelation. For the first time in 15 years, children in the District of Columbia have spent the night in agency offices (and even motels) because there were no foster homes available.