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Biden Child Welfare and Juvenile Justice Leaders: Some Logical Candidates
Team Biden has already started to fill in White House leadership amidst what promises to be the most awkward transition in modern history.
Biden Should Keep Jerry Milner at Children’s Bureau
The election of former Vice President Joe Biden provides an opportunity to end the war against poor families waged by the Trump administration. President Trump sought to deny millions of Americans – including children – health care, food stamps and cash assistance.
Second Black Senator in Washington History Rose From Youth Homelessness
Washington’s newest state senator-elect from the 28th District defies one troubling statistic after another: T’wina Nobles will become the only Black member of the Senate and the first to be elected to the Legislature in a decade.
The Biden Transition Team: Key Players on Family and Justice
President-Elect Joe Biden has kicked off what might be a bit of a fraught transition by naming hundreds of people to his agency review teams, which are generally responsible for getting a bead on operations across the sprawling federal bureaucracy and developing a “Day One” agenda for the administration.
Dave Cortese Wins California State Senate Race to Replace Key Child Welfare Legislator
Dave Cortese has won the close race to succeed longtime child welfare advocate Jim Beall in the California Legislature.
L.A. Voters OK Huge Investment in Community-Building Model of Public Safety
Los Angeles County voters have handily approved a ballot measure that requires the county to dedicate at least 10% of its unrestricted funds to youth development and other community investments as well as alternatives to incarceration rather than law enforcement and jail.
Upstart Progressives Replace Longtime Justice Reformers in New York Legislature
Voters in Brooklyn on Tuesday selected two new lawmakers to succeed some of the Statehouse’s top advocates for New York’s sweeping juvenile justice reforms from the past decade.
Ballot Initiative Roundup
Last week, Youth Services Insider profiled some of the state ballot initiatives up for voters to directly decide on Election Day. Here is a quick update on what happened with those initiatives, along with results from a few local measures.