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Deaths from COVID-19 Shake Up Colleagues in Los Angeles Child Welfare Agency
Like many families served by the Los Angeles Department of Children and Family Services, Margie Roman — a longtime employee of the child welfare agency — stepped up to help raise two granddaughters when the girls needed a stable home.
Historic Board Vote Transforms Policing in Los Angeles Schools
In a historic move, the Los Angeles Unified School District board voted Tuesday to transform its school police force, eliminating more than 100 positions and stationing the remaining officers off campus.
Los Angeles Unified Explores Alternatives to School Police
More than half a year after voting to slash $25 million from its school police department, the Los Angeles Unified School District board will decide on Tuesday how to use that money to support Black students and promote safety on campus.
Kinship Care Supporter Angie Schwartz to Head California’s Child Welfare System
Longtime youth advocate Angie Schwartz has been named head of California’s child welfare system, The Imprint has learned, bringing with her a considerable legacy of strengthening support for relative caregivers in the foster care system and federal policy expertise.
A New Study Highlights Promising Jobs Programs for Foster Youth
One of the nation’s most promising programs linking current and former foster youth with employment started its work in a Placer County supermarket.
Children’s Residential Centers Scramble to Secure Vaccines for Frontline Staff
Los Angeles County Expands Kinship Care Efforts
On Tuesday, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted to expand a program that has helped drive kinship placements of children in its foster care system to nearly twice the national average.
New York Governor Aims to Shut Down Nearly Empty Youth Prisons
Q&A: St. Lawrence County’s New Commissioner Faces Massive Caseload
Even before the pandemic struck in March, the past year has been challenging for the Department of Social Services in St. Lawrence County, a rural county just south of the Canada border.