Lawsuit Alleges End to End Failures in Alaska’s Child Welfare System
A class-action lawsuit filed last week accuses Alaska’s child welfare agency of failing to support birth parents, kinship caregivers and foster parents, while violating the requirements of the Indian Child Welfare Act.
Colorado Governor Signs Law to Narrow Child Neglect Definition in Support of “Free-Range Parenting”￼
Starting in August, children in Colorado will have more freedom to roam unsupervised without exposing parents to child neglect investigations.
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.
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.