2020 Child Maltreatment Data: A Breakdown
An annual federal report on child maltreatment confirms what other data has already suggested: That during the first six months of the coronavirus pandemic, reports and investigations of abuse and neglect plummeted, in large part due to the absence of child care workers and school personnel from the lives of many children in that time frame.
Edgar Cahn, Pioneer of Time Banking, Passes Away
Edgar Cahn, who built one of D.C.’s first juvenile diversion programs around his concept of “time banking,” has passed away at the age of 86.
Family First Clearinghouse OKs Wraparound, Upgrades Intercept Program
The federal clearinghouse that approves foster care prevention services approved a popular whole-family approach to home-based services, and upgraded the rating of a different family support model.
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.
Georgia Child Welfare Director Quits After ‘Offensive’ Confrontation with Officer
The director of Georgia’s family and children’s services resigned after he demeaned a Black sheriff’s deputy on state property.
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.
Groups Urge Justice Department to Reinstate Obama Stance on Juvenile Fines, Fees
Groups are urging the Biden administration to discourage states from charging fees and fines to incarcerated juveniles, saying they unfairly load debt on low-income youth and their families.