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‘Intolerable’ and ‘Appalling’ — Los Angeles County Juvenile Halls Face New Round of Scrutiny
2023 Spending Deal: What’s In It for Youth and Families
Another year, another omnibus spending deal thrown together with little deliberate committee work in either chamber.
New York Legislature Unites Behind $3 Billion Pitch for Child Care
Absolutes Hurt the Conversation on Bettering Child Welfare
Child welfare is complex and professionals who write about the field should focus on substance over blame, writes Paul DiLorenzo.
Historic Bill Would Remove Federal Requirement to Terminate Parental Rights in Some Cases
A bill introduced before Congress would allow states to decide whether to seek the termination of parental rights in child welfare cases.
Behavioral Health Contractor Sequel Absorbs Two Blows
The for-profit Sequel Youth & Family Services faces regulatory and legal complaints for its management of residential care facilities for teens.
Court Records Show COVID-19’s Psychological Toll on Puerto Rico’s Incarcerated Youth
As pandemic lockdowns dragged on, youth in lockups sought to harm themselves. A federal judge has called the situation "constitutionally unacceptable."
Missouri Governor Signs Foster Care and Adoption Tax Breaks
Missourians who adopt children or take in foster kids will get meaningful tax breaks in the future since Gov. Mike Parson signed a pair of bills this week amid a rare legislative session in which child welfare is a major priority.
West Virginia Foster Care Ombudsman Reports Rampant Fear of Retaliation
More than 90% of parents and foster parents who asked for an investigation into problems they had while dealing with the West Virginia foster care system in the recent past said they did so despite fear of retaliation, according to a news account based on the ombudsperson’s first-ever report.