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On Buffalo Streets, Outreach Workers Push for Freedom from Violence

6/30/2022

On Buffalo Streets, Outreach Workers Push for Freedom from Violence

The nonprofit SNUG helps prevent community violence and promote healing by working directly with young people.

Self-Reliance in Place of Support from Foster Care or Family

6/29/2022

Self-Reliance in Place of Support from Foster Care or Kinfolk

At 18 I got everything I felt that I needed to be stable so that I don't have to ask for another thing from my family, writes Antania Goff.

Parental Rights for Those Involved in Foster Care

5/26/2022

A Call for Black Joy

Kenyon Lee Whitman urges Black people to seek moments of joy In the aftermath of yet another racist tragedy in America.

Dorothy Roberts’ New Book Calls for Foster Care ‘Abolition’ to Better Protect America’s Children and Families

4/28/2022

Dorothy Roberts’ New Book Expands Call for Foster Care ‘Abolition,’ Prompting Praise and Debate

In her most recent book, Dorothy Roberts says the child welfare system must be abolished and replaced, not reformed.

4/18/2022

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.

ACS protestors in NYC

3/23/2022

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.

    3/15/2022

    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

    2/22/2022

    ‘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

    9/27/2021

    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.