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Washington D.C.

A Man Amongst Men with No Father

9/29/2022

A Man Amongst Men with No Father

I refuse to be the stereotypical man, emotionally stunted, grounded by a false sense of security in a seemingly blasé attitude, writes Lino Peña-Martinez.

Unleash the Brilliance, a Washington-based nonprofit that is a diversion program in King County.

9/1/2022

Youth Advocates Push “Diversion” to Reduce Racial Disparities in Juvenile Court

A new study found that nationwide, there's an "unequal and limited use of diversion" efforts to keep kids out of the criminal justice system.

Stormy Lukasavage: Supporting Foster Youth in the Juvenile Justice System

8/24/2022

Child Welfare Ideas from the Experts

Intern Stormy Lukasavage calls on the federal government to address the links between child welfare and youth justice involvement.

Youth Services Insider
Former Intern Joins the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute

2/2/2022

Former Foster Youth Intern Joins the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute as Staff

Angelique Salizan participated in the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute's Foster Youth Internship Program in 2015. Now, she's returning as a policy director.

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

1/11/2022

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).

A Man Amongst Men with No Father

12/15/2021

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.

    10/4/2021

    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.

    6/2/2021

    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.

    10/25/2018

    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.