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Monthly Payments for Pregnant California Foster Youth Set to Begin in January
Starting in January, pregnant foster youth in California will get an income boost from the state to help them prepare for their new babies.
With Governor’s Signature, New York Commits to Cutting Child Poverty in Half
This week, New York Governor Kathy Hochul (D) signed the Child Poverty Reduction Act, which will result in a plan to drastically reduce child poverty in the next decade.
Historic Bill Would Remove Federal Requirement to Terminate Parental Rights in Some Cases
A bill introduced before Congress would allow states to decide whether to seek the termination of parental rights in child welfare cases.
Florida Proposes End to Costly Juvenile Court Fees
A bipartisan group of Florida state lawmakers filed two companion bills that would prohibit juvenile court fees in the state.
California Takes on More Oversight of Unaccompanied Immigrant Children
California is asserting its responsibility for the care of immigrant children in the state who don't have any adult to look after them.
California’s Newest Child Welfare and Youth Justice Laws
California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed significant child welfare and youth justice bills into law last week, capping a year of investments in the state’s most vulnerable children and families.
Stranded in the ER: Can California Change its Treatment of Kids in Crisis?
As a crisis unfolds in California's emergency rooms, a controversial bill that aims to help children is awaiting Gov. Gavin Newsom's signature.
New Texas Law Curtails Power of Pediatricians Contracted by CPS
A new Texas law entitles parents under suspicion for physically harming their children to the right to a second medical opinion and in-person exams.