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On Child Welfare Tech, Change is Hard But Necessary
In child welfare, there are opportunities to work smarter through technology — if we're willing to give up our workarounds, writes Molly Tierney.
New Responses Emerge on 18- to 25-Year Olds Who Commit Crimes
The field of emerging adult justice is new in the U.S. but the research that informs this field is well-established, write the authors.
Kids in Foster Care Belong in Families, Not Modern Day Orphanages
When it comes to the use of institutions and group homes, writes Cheri Williams, the system charged with “rehabilitating ineffective parents” has become an ineffective parent.
A Court Reminds Us of the Obvious: Probable Cause Counts in Child Welfare Cases, Too
Kudos to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court for siding with parents' Fourth Amendment rights in child welfare cases, writes Vivek Sankaran.
Three Conversations Every Child Welfare System Should Have to Start 2022
Paul DiLorenzo describes three conversations that child welfare leaders in every state should be having as 2022 begins.
Unpacking How Higher Education Infantilizes Foster Youth
Let' not create foster care 2.0 on a college campus by preemptively knighting ourselves as their guardians.
Before Labeling Children as “Delinquent,” Consider Their Pasts
The juvenile justice system targets youth of color in foster care with labels like “delinquent” without knowing their full histories, writes Lino Peña-Martinez.
Is ‘Feel Good’ Really Such a Bad Thing?
In Jacksonville, Florida, Family Support Services' solid reputation, attention to the detail of building relationships, and its plan for a new Family Resource Center make it likely to be a success, writes Paul DiLorenzo.