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Transitional Foster Youth in Wisconsin May Apply for Direct COVID Relief Payments

8/18/2021

Transitional Foster Youth in Wisconsin May Apply for Direct COVID Relief Payments

Transitional foster youth in Wisconsin could get up to $6,000 in direct payments to help them recover from the coronavirus pandemic.

Wisconsin: Proposals Would Expand Authorities' Ability to Strip Parental Rights

8/25/2020

Wisconsin Juvenile Justice Plan Hits New Snag

Wisconsin’s plans to overhaul its juvenile justice system by building new lockups closer to juvenile offenders’ families and communities suffered a new blow this week when the state’s two largest counties declined millions of dollars in state funds for construction.

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5/20/2020

D.C. Lawmakers Push Reform to Honor Relentless Advocate for Wisconsin Foster Youth, Taken by Coronavirus

Family and friends have a common saying about Dosha DJay Joi of Milwaukee, who died last week at age 28 from coronavirus-related complications: He lived up to the sweet sound of his name.

11/21/2019

We Need to Help Relatives Navigate Their Child Welfare Options

A new data project focusing on foster care capacity has illustrated a growing reality across the nation’s child welfare system: relatives are increasingly stepping up to provide care for children removed from their parents.

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6/4/2019

Michigan Raise The Age Law on Track to Pass, Leaving Three States with Juvenile Age Under 18

The number of states with a juvenile justice age below 18 stands at four, down from 14 states a decade ago. By the end of this legislative season, another one is likely to bite the dust.

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5/20/2019

How a New Youth Correctional Leadership Group is Helping Milwaukee Close Youth Prisons

After three years on the job, the Milwaukee County official who oversees juvenile justice finds his system at a crossroads. The Wisconsin state legislature passed a bill last March closing two youth prisons after a criminal probe and multiple lawsuits alleged abuse and neglect of youth, alarming lawmakers.

    2/7/2019

    Profiles in Permanency: Enhanced Case Management for At-Risk Adoptions

    The National Quality Improvement Center for Adoption and Guardianship Support and Preservation (QIC-AG) is a five-year cooperative agreement, funded through the Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Children’s Bureau, designed to promote permanence when reunification is no longer a goal and improve adoption and guardianship preservation and support.

    4/6/2018

    Wisconsin Legislature Sets Three-Year Clock on Juvenile Prison Shutdown

    In January, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) announced that the Wisconsin Department of Corrections would gradually shutter two juvenile facilities beleaguered by rampant use of solitary confinement and chemical restraints. Late last month, the state legislature made that official in law, and put a clock on the process to ensure that closing Lincoln Hills School for Boys and the Copper Lake School for Girls did not drag on.

    1/4/2018

    Wisconsin Will Close Two Juvenile Facilities Under Federal Investigation

    A year ago, the Juvenile Law Center and the ACLU filed a class-action lawsuit against the Wisconsin Department of Corrections (DOC) over conditions at the Lincoln Hills School for Boys and the Copper Lake School for Girls.