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California Bill Limiting Youth Probation Will Be Considered Next Year
California's AB 503, known as The End Endless Probation Act, would put limits on youth probation. It was filed inactive this legislative session but will be considered next year.
As Deadline for Federal Pandemic Relief Looms, Fosters Are Being Failed Yet Again
As a deadline approaches that ends pandemic relief for Foster youth, writer "Z" worries those in the child welfare system will slip through the cracks.
Ready or Not, There They Go
In coming years, Washington's Department of Children, Youth, and Families will work to get transition-age youth ready to exit state systems.
How Prioritizing Family First Can Narrow the Group Home-to-Juvenile Justice Pipeline
You’ve probably heard about the school-to-prison pipeline, but the link between placing foster youth in group homes and the adverse effects of the juvenile justice system that often follow often goes undiscussed.
National Resource Center Reframes How Local Governments Can Serve Dual-Status Youth
Dual-status youth have experience with both the juvenile justice and child welfare systems. A workbook offers ideas for local and state governments to develop better practices, procedures and policies that serve these young people.
Housing Insecurity on the Olympic Peninsula
Those who have faced housing insecurity or served the population sound off on what it's like, and what resources are needed to address the issue in Washington.
Simone Biles: You Can Be Strong and Choose Rest
Simone Biles is a champion for liberation through her public acceptance and acknowledgement of her need for rest, which is an inevitably radical act of resistance, writes Ivory Bennett.
How the Child Welfare System Made Me Prioritize Education Over Myself
My relentless pursuit of education while in foster care led me away from any path toward myself, writes Youth Voice author Shay House.