In California, First-Ever Task Force Envisions Reparations for Black Residents

California has embarked on the historic task of defining and distributing reparations to Black residents, an effort that has implications for the state's child welfare and youth justice systems.

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New Civil Rights Organization Dedicated to Families’ Rights Launches in New York City

With the backing of some of the city’s most prominent parents’ rights activists and legal advocates for children and families, the Family Justice Law Center said its work will involve challenges to the “entrenched abuses of government power” that disproportionately sweep up Black and Latino children and families.


A New Podcast Speaks to Black Girls’ Experience in Foster Care

Five Black women share the essence of sisterhood on a new podcast, where they discuss growing up within a fractured child welfare system.

Black Girl in Foster Care podcast


‘Diaries of A Black Girl in Foster Care’ Podcast Launches

A new podcast series beginning today will explore the unique issues of Black girls who experience foster care in America.

The Race Equity Crisis Facing Child Welfare Leaders


The Race Equity Crisis Facing Child Welfare Leaders

The absence of racial equity in our child welfare system is a national problem rooted in historical and structural sins of our country, the authors write.


Child Welfare Ideas from The Experts

The Imprint is highlighting each of the policy recommendations made this summer by the participants of the Foster Youth Internship Program, a group of 11 former foster youths who have completed congressional internships.

Georgia Sued Over Alleged Failure to Protect Some Undocumented Youth


Study Finds Pandemic Has Placed An ‘Untold’ Toll on Young Adults’ Food, Housing Security

The coronavirus pandemic took an “alarming” toll on the food security, housing stability and mental health of millions of young people in the United States — especially among Black people and other people of color — according to a new study.


Illinois on Cusp of Bias Training Requirement for Mandated Child Welfare Reporters

Illinois teachers and others who look after children in a nonparental role may soon have to be taught how to recognize and eliminate their own racial and ethnic biases as mandated reporters of potential child abuse and neglect.


Confronting Racism in Child Welfare Organizations

On this week’s podcast, reporter Julie Reynolds Martinez drops in to discuss a two-part series published by The Imprint and Voices of Monterey Bay about Corey Glassman, who was convicted as a teen for the brutal killing of a classmate.