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youth services

5/9/2021

Youth-Led Group Builds Tiny Home Village to Fight California’s Homelessness Crisis
The art-drenched village for 18-23 year olds features 26 tiny homes and two large yurts that serve as a communal living room and kitchen.

5/9/2021

Michigan Senate Bill Would Require More People to Report Underage Sexual Abuse

5/7/2021

Mother’s Day Celebration Outside L.A. County Jail Sends Hope to Women Inside
Angelique Evans of the Young Women’s Freedom addresses the crowd on Friday. Photo: Jeremy Loudenback

Dozens of women wearing T-shirts emblazoned with “Free Black Mamas” logos and shouting “Happy Mother’s Day” circled a Los Angeles County women’s jail in cars Friday, a public demonstration calling attention to the struggles of incarcerated mothers and their efforts to reunify with children placed in foster care. 

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5/6/2021

New Research Funded on Mental Health, Child Welfare

The William T. Grant Foundation has announced this year’s scholarship winners for promising early-career researchers working on methods to improve the lives of young people who have experienced poverty and other forms of hardship.

colorful drawing of two sad people leaving a house that is crossed out

5/6/2021

Resuming Evictions Could Land Kids in Foster Care, Experts Say
A federal judge in Washington has struck down a national policy that prevented countless evictions during the coronavirus pandemic – a move that advocates worry could push vulnerable families and youth into homelessness, and potentially into the foster care system as well.

5/6/2021

Albany Must Give Young New Yorkers A Right to Counsel Before Police Interrogations
Last fall, in a cramped interrogation room, a NYPD detective read a 17-year-old his Miranda rights and asked whether he was willing to answer questions. Sitting next to the boy was his mother.

5/6/2021

Six New Laws Add to Georgia’s Efforts to Boost Adoption
Six new bills signed into law in Georgia this week are intended to accelerate the state’s ongoing efforts to make adoption easier.
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5/4/2021

New Vice President Named at Children’s Defense Fund
The Children’s Defense Fund, a major U.S. child advocacy organization, has a new vice president in charge of strategy and program.

5/4/2021

Unanimous Oregon House Backs Customary Tribal Adoption
The Oregon House of Representatives recently gave unanimous approval to legislation that would require state judges to accept tribal customary adoptions in cases involving Native American and Alaska Native children, ensuring that they can remain connected to their tribe.