State’s juvenile prison workers score $50,000 bonuses


Juvenile Prison Workers in California Score $50,000 Bonuses

As California dismantles its youth prison system, the governor and unions strike a deal to pay out retention bonuses capping at $50,000.


When Children Suffer: California to Funnel Billions into Mental Health Overhaul

The Newsom administration plans to spend $4.4 billion addressing mental health needs among young people. But will it come soon enough?

Amanda Arellano, 17, left, and her mother Maria, right, at a park near their home in Los Angeles on Feb.


New York Legislature Unites Behind $3 Billion Pitch for Child Care

Sen. Jabari Brisport, left, at a stop on his Child Care Listening Tour last fall. Photo courtesy of Brisport’s office
On Friday, the two chambers of the New York State Legislature announced they will press Democratic Gov.

New York City Mayor Proposes Investments in Foster Youth and Summer Jobs for Teens


New York City Mayor Proposes Investments in Foster Youth and Summer Jobs for Teens

In his budget plan for 2023, New York City Mayor Eric Adams pledged to invest millions of dollars in support for foster youth transitioning to adulthood and summer job opportunities for young people.


LA Leaders Order Sweeping Investigation of Toddler Gravely Abused in Foster Home

Retired Judge Michael Nash’s Office of Child Protection will lead the investigation into a 4-year-old boy’s grave injuries in a foster home. Photo courtesy of The Oprah Winfrey Network
As a 4-year-old boy lies comatose after suffering severe abuse in a Los Angeles area foster home, county leaders have ordered a full investigation into how child protective services delivered the preschooler into such a perilous home — and why he was removed from his own home in the first place. 

Cuomo Harassment Condemned by Head of New York’s State Agency for Children and Families


Cuomo Harassment Condemned by Head of New York’s State Agency for Children and Families

On Aug. 5, Commissioner Sheila Poole of the Office of Children and Family Services emailed her staff condemning Cuomo’s actions, but stopped short of calling for his resignation.


    Alabama Youth Ranch Celebrates the Lives of Eight Children Killed in Fiery Traffic Crash

    Girls housed on the Alabama Sheriffs Girls Ranch on a beach trip in mid-June. Photo courtesy of Alabama Sheriffs Girls Ranch.
    Eight children killed in a 17-car pileup on a slick Alabama highway a month ago were celebrated Thursday by hundreds of mourners who lined the pews of a megachurch and watched doves released into the open sky. 


    New York City Mayor Announces Major Expansion of Foster Care Early Prevention Program

    New York City will expand an experimental approach to preventing child abuse and neglect, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Wednesday, describing it as key to the city’s COVID-19 recovery and his broader efforts to address racial equity before the end of his term early next year.


    Chauvin Guilty Verdict: ‘Today we mourn. Tonight we dream. Tomorrow, we continue the fight’

    Signs held at protests that took place in the wake of George Floyd’s murder last year by police officers.
    Youth and leaders in the child welfare and juvenile justice systems reacted with speed and deep emotion Tuesday to the conviction of Minnesota police officer Derek Chauvin for the brutal killing of George Floyd last year — a murder that moved the entire globe to protest racial injustice and police brutality.