Washington, D.C., Pilot Gives $500 Per Month to Black Mothers with CPS Cases
A nonprofit in Washington, D.C., has launched a guaranteed income pilot program supporting Black mothers with current or recent child welfare involvement.
California’s Once-Notorious Youth Prisons Shut Down Today, Accelerating a National Trend
California’s youth prisons have closed their steel doors for good, marking the end of what was once the nation’s largest youth prison system.
Biden Administration Proposes Easing Foster Care Licensing Barriers for Relatives
The government wants to give states the option to allow relatives caring for children to receive the same financial help as foster parents.
Biden’s Top Child Welfare Official Discusses Her 2023 Priorities with The Imprint
January Contreras, assistant secretary of the Administration for Children and Families, says her goals include supporting, encouraging, and pushing states to prevent foster care.
After Decades Locked up, a Former DC Resident Adjusts to Freedom
Third in a three-part series on a teenager with a tumultuous childhood who was sent to die in prison and where his life would lead.
After Decades in Prison, Should Adults Convicted as Teens Get a Second Chance? A Growing Number of State Laws Say Yes
Cordell Miller was 49 and had spent 30 years locked up. Now he had to prove to a judge that he was far from his 17-year-old self.
A Lonely Child Finds His Way Out of Abuse and Homelessness, It Lands Him Behind Bars
First in a three-part series on a teenager with a tumultuous childhood sent to die in prison, and where his life would lead.
A Positive Experience in DC’s Foster Care System
Coming into foster care can change some children's lives in good and supportive ways, writes Ashanti Paylor.