Longtime Treehouse Leader Dawn Rains Named CEO
Dawn Rains has been appointed CEO at Seattle-based Treehouse. She replaces Lisa Chen, who has held the position since 2020.
Top Stories of 2022: Kinship Front and Center
This year, The Imprint covered the prioritization of kinship care from Washington state to Washington, D.C.
Top Stories of 2022: Charging Families for Foster Care
Decades-old Lawsuit to Reform Washington’s Foster Care System Is Resolved
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.
Q&A with Sarah Rogers of Washington’s Dove House Advocacy Services
Youth Voice writer Tessie Ottaway-Chung interviewed Sarah Rogers of Dove House Advocacy Services in Washington state.
Children’s Home Society of Washington Taps Dave Newell to Replace Its Longtime CEO
After a longer-than-expected search, the Children’s Home Society of Washington (CHSW) announced last week that Dave Newell will succeed Sharon Osborne, its leader of 35 years. Newell, who will officially take the helm on June 10, has for the past nine years served as CEO of PromiseShip, a child welfare services provider based in Omaha, Neb.
Washington Foster Youth Sent to Hotels More Than 1,000 Times Last Year
Washington state foster youth spent the night in hotels because of a lack of available placements in foster homes more than 1,000 times over the last year, according to a report from an independent state oversight office.
Why The Washington State Supreme Court Got It Wrong on Lawyers for Kids
Over the past year, there has been increased attention on the right to legal representation for children who have been separated from their families at our borders. Images and stories of young children attending court hearings alone, without an attorney, have been shared by media outlets all over the world.