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Study of Bay Area Restorative Justice Program Reveals Promise for Juveniles Who Commit Serious Crimes
A scientific study based in San Francisco shows positive outcomes for youth who participate in restorative justice programs after they've committed serious crimes.
Stimulus Aid for Former Foster Youth Isn’t Reaching Most Eligible Kentuckians
A federal stimulus package that was meant to provide aid to current and former foster youth is not reaching many Kentuckians who may need it.
The Foster Care System Turns to Big Data: Promising or Profiling?
As Los Angeles County becomes the latest child welfare system to turn to big data and algorithms, critics worry these tools will exacerbate inequalities.
County-level Poverty Associated with Higher Youth Death Rate by Firearm, Study Finds
A recent study suggests implementing a multidimensional strategy to address poverty and firearm-related deaths after associating high county-level poverty with gun deaths among young Americans.
Federal Report: Foster Care, Adoptions Dropped in 2020
The number of youth in foster care dropped by 4.5% between September of 2019 and 2020, according to annual federal data, reaching the lowest total in the past eight years, while adoptions from foster care plummeted as the coronavirus pandemic spread in America.
Proper Supports Could Transform Child Welfare, Chapin Hall Brief Finds
A range of concrete and economic supports could sufficiently stabilize families and children to the point that they could avoid traumatic involvement with the child welfare system, according to a newly updated policy brief by researchers from Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago.
More Than A Third of Children Experience CPS Investigations For Abuse And Neglect Before 18, New Estimates For Large Counties Show
A new study estimated investigations into child abuse and neglect are more common than previously thought, especially for children of color.
Newborns Benefit From Nurse Home Visits, Study Finds
Researchers at Duke University found that visits by a registered nurse to the homes of newborns can have significant, lasting positive effects.
NYU Receives $16 Million Gift for Social Science Research Using Big Data
New York University’s Silver School of Social Work has received what NYU called one of the largest gifts ever given to such a school, which will be used to try to crack open new insights into the problems of racism and social inequality.