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Best of 2021

Canada Settles Suit in First Nations Child Welfare

12/30/2021

Top Stories of 2021: The Future of Tribal Child Welfare

This year, it became likely that the Supreme Court will hear Brackeen v. Halaand, a case that puts tribal sovereignty and the Indian Child Welfare Act on the line.

Top Stories of 2021: A Big Year for Parental Rights

12/29/2021

Top Stories of 2021: A Big Year for Parental Rights

Early legal counsel, the termination of parental rights, and ideas around peer support were among the issues The Imprint covered in 2021.

Hidden Foster Care

12/28/2021

Top Stories of 2021: Hidden Foster Care

Throughout 2021, The Imprint continued reporting on how the shadow system of hidden foster care impacts parents, relatives and children.

Schools Ponder Discipline, The Role of Law Enforcement

12/27/2021

Top Stories of 2021: Schools Ponder Discipline, The Role of Law Enforcement

As in-person learning resumed in schools, an increase in concerning incidents had some districts reconsidering their choices to remove campus police.

12/26/2021

The Best of The Imprint Weekly Podcast, 2021 Edition

We had some amazing guests join us on The Imprint Weekly Podcast this year, and we reviewed the entire 2021 archive to bring you clips from some of the very best!

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Ma'Khia Bryant

12/24/2021

Top Stories of 2021: Remembering Ma’Khia Bryant

When 16-year-old Ma'Khia Bryant was killed by police in April, it raised questions about how the teen came to be in the home of a stranger.

Families Saved Money After California County Nixed Youth Justice Fees

12/23/2021

Top Stories of 2021: The Fight Against Fines and Fees

A national campaign has been launched to push back against the practice of issuing fines and fees to the families of youth involved in the juvenile justice system.

Color-blind Removal Approach Gains National Interest

12/22/2021

Top Stories of 2021: Color-blind Removal Approach Gains National Interest

Driven by evidence that child welfare system judges parents of color more harshly, there is growing interest in a color-blind approach.

Testing Universal Basic Income for Foster Youth

12/21/2021

Top Stories of 2021: Testing Universal Basic Income for Foster Youth

In 2021, California has become a testing ground for universal basic income programs for youth aging out of foster care.