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California Voters Begin Mailing in Ballots from Libraries, Senior Centers, and, Increasingly, from Juvenile Halls

Voting drives are visible across California, but less seen are the state's ramped-up efforts to reach eligible voters in juvenile halls.


A Minneapolis Coffee Shop Combats Youth Homelessness — One Employee at a Time

In Minneapolis, Wildflyer Coffee's four-month work training program offers employment and services to youth experience homelessness.

Most States Now Access Federal Funds for Family Court Lawyers


Most States Now Access Federal Funds for Family Court Lawyers

Since a 2018 policy change, 31 states have tapped into hundreds of millions of dollars in federal funds for attorneys in family court cases.


Seneca Nation Elder Reflects on a 51-year Child Welfare Career 

The Imprint interviews Terry Cross, 71, founding executive director of the National Indian Child Welfare Association.


Child Welfare Officials Move To Reduce Texas Judge’s Oversight of Embattled Foster Care System

The request to remove several court orders marks the first major attempt to get out from under an injunction issued in the 13-year-old case.


New York City Class-Action Lawsuit Defends Parents’ Rights in CPS Home Visits — A Rare Constitutional Challenge

A unique lawsuit filed against the city this week focuses on the right of parents to protection from unlawful searches by CPS workers.

    New York Appeals Court Case Focuses on Non-abusive Parent Being Subjected to Home Supervisions


    As Survivors Seek Justice, New York Child Welfare Agencies Face the Costs of Decades-Old Sexual Abuse Lawsuits

    Following passage of the Child Victims Act, NY nonprofit agencies are defendants in more than 800 lawsuits alleging childhood sexual abuse. 


    L.A.’s Incarceration of Youth Again Falls Short of Humane Standards, State Regulator Calls Two More Juvenile Facilities ‘Unsuitable’

    Months after a state regulator shut down its juvenile halls, LA County is again being slammed for housing youth in substandard conditions.


    New York Lawmakers Push For Major Investments in Family Court System

    Legislators are seeking a $102 million investment to fix the “overburdened and under-resourced” family courts.