Report IDs Progress, Problems with Changes to Congregate Care in Family First Act
Barriers persist in reducing use of congregate care under the Family First Prevention Services Act, according to a new report.
Senators Push for More Housing for Youth Aging Out of Foster Care
Senators Amy Klobuchar and Susan Collins have called on the government to provide more housing security to youth aging out of foster care.
Child Welfare Official Confirmed by Senate
After a lengthy wait, the Senate has okayed President Joe Biden’s choice for a top job in federal child welfare policy.
Former Biden Official to Lead Child Well-Being at Doris Duke Charitable Foundation
JooYeun Chang, who served as a top child welfare official in both the Biden and Obama administrations, has been named director of child well-being at the New York City-based Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.
Little Rock, in a Child Welfare Crisis, Becomes First Test for Family Integrity & Justice Works
Arkansas' most populous county has seen skyrocketing foster care and worker turnover in the past two years. The state is bringing in a new consulting firm started by former federal leaders to rethink things.
Decarceration Advocate Liz Ryan to Lead Juvenile Justice for Biden Administration
Liz Ryan, the founder of Youth First Initiative and the Campaign for Youth Justice, has been appointed by President Joe Biden to lead the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP).
Biennial Juvenile Incarceration Census Data Released
The latest federal numbers on juvenile incarceration have been released via the Census of Juveniles in Residential Placement, a data set updated for the Department of Justice every two years by the National Center for Juvenile Justice.