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Coronavirus Continues to Rise in California Youth Lockups
A staggering 1 in 4 youth incarcerated in California’s prison system for juvenile offenders has been infected with the deadly coronavirus, a grim tally that has grown amid recent outbreaks.
National Freeze on Aging Out of Foster Care Will Make ‘Profound Difference,’ New York Advocates Say
Ten months into a deadly pandemic that continues to wreak havoc on society and the economy, a federal relief package bundled extra child welfare money to states with a new rule: You can’t let foster youth age out into adulthood during the ongoing coronavirus emergency.
New York City Must Provide WiFi to Homeless Families
New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio’s announcement that schools will open for elementary students came as welcome news for many homeless families, as the switch to remote and blended learning has been fraught with uncertainty and unfulfilled promises.
Live on Imprint at 2 p.m. EST: Federal Town Hall: New Funding and Support for Older Foster Youth
Diverse Organizations Urge California Lawmakers to Prioritize Children in Budget
As California Gov. Gavin Newsom prepares to unveil his 2021-22 budget proposal later this week, more than 1,000 organizations have urged policymakers to make children — especially the reopening of public schools — the state’s “all-hands-on-deck” spending priority.
Study Finds ‘Devastating’ Pandemic-Era Effects on Former Foster Youth
The first few months of the coronavirus pandemic took a significant toll on the well-being of former foster youth, according to a new survey that researchers said points to the need to address those effects in the medium and long term.
Top Stories of 2020: How Kids and Families were Impacted by Coronavirus
As COVID-19 began what would be an unrelenting spread of hardship in America, The Imprint spoke with the CEO of a major child welfare service provider in Washington state, one of the first places hit hard in the pandemic.
New York Smooths Path for Young Adults to Re-enter Foster Care
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) signed a law Tuesday making it easier for former foster youth who have not yet turned 21 to re-enter the city’s care, which can include housing assistance and monthly stipends to cover their basic needs.
Dependency Court Backlog Finds Many Los Angeles Children Still in Limbo
Since the coronavirus began to fray Los Angeles County’s safety net in March, the number of children involved with its child welfare system has swelled by 4,000 children, reaching the highest total in 14 years.