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Share this article:Five young leaders have been appointed to join Los Angeles County’s first-ever Youth Commission, charged with transforming the child welfare and juvenile justice systems, it was announced Tuesday. The commission is set to formally launch in July with a total of 15 commissioners. Its goal is to give... Read more
Published on: 06-23-21
Source: MyNewsLA.com
The shelter, which houses boys under the age of 12 and girls under 17, first opened in April after it was approved by the Long Beach City Council in response to the humanitarian crisis at the southern border.... Read more
Published on: 06-22-21
Source: CBS Local
More than 46,000 children in the U.S. have lost a parent to Covid-19. Finding support for them remains a challenge.... Read more
Published on: 06-22-21
By JoNel Aleccia, Kaiser Health News
California will use its share of a federal pandemic assistance fund to provide millions of dollars to young people currently in the state’s extended foster care system, and those who have left in the past four years. By John Kelly This post California Will Offer Pandemic Relief Cash to Young... Read more
Published on: 06-22-21
Source: The Imprint
By John Kelly
A bill moving through the state Legislature aims to bring the same guaranteed monthly income, or UBI, to former foster youth statewide. By Sara Tiano This post California’s Foster Youth UBI Bill Moves Forward, Bolstered By Promising Results from Similar Local Program appeared first on The Imprint.... Read more
Published on: 06-22-21
Source: The Imprint
By Sara Tiano
As California moves to close its youth prisons, it should invest in building youth leaders, writes Katarina Sayally. By Kate Gonzales This post It’s On All of Us: Close Youth Prisons, Build Youth Leaders appeared first on The Imprint.... Read more
Published on: 06-21-21
Source: The Imprint
By Kate Gonzales
The legislation follows an NBC News investigation into the work of child abuse pediatricians, who are tasked with differentiating accidental injuries from abuse.... Read more
Published on: 06-21-21
By Mike Hixenbaugh and Keri Blakinger
Sure, California lawmakers passed a budget to keep getting paid. But it’s not a ‘fake’ plan.... Read more
Published on: 06-19-21
Source: East Bay Times
By George Skelton
Two of the country’s largest foster youth advocacy groups — California Youth Connection and Foster Youth in Action — announce merger plans. By Sara Tiano This post California Youth Connection and Foster Youth in Action Announce Merger appeared first on The Imprint.... Read more
Published on: 06-18-21
Source: The Imprint
By Sara Tiano
by Chris Martin, Esq. When I was a young lawyer handling juvenile dependency cases, I’d spend time in between my own cases sitting in to watch other people’s stories unfold in court. I learned a lot from seeing older, more experienced attorneys navigate the muddy waters of juvenile dependency. Out... Read more
Published on: 06-17-21
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The unanimous ruling was further evidence that claims of religious liberty almost always prevail in the current court.... Read more
Published on: 06-17-21
By Adam Liptak
On June 15, the Michigan Supreme Court announced a pilot project that in its first year will provide $700,000 to two organizations to provide pre-petition legal counsel to families. By John Kelly This post Early Child Welfare Legal Help Comes Back to The City That Invented It appeared first on... Read more
Published on: 06-17-21
Source: The Imprint
By John Kelly
Matthew Ponomarenko dropped his naked one-year-old son, Jax, in the middle of a highway. Fueled by PCP and crystal meth, Matthew chased after cars, screaming at the drivers as they drove by. By Kate Gonzales This post We Need More Words Than “Neglect” appeared first on The Imprint.... Read more
Published on: 06-16-21
Source: The Imprint
By Kate Gonzales
The state Constitution requires lawmakers to pass a budget by June 15 or see their pay docked. But what they passed on Monday isn't the final product.... Read more
Published on: 06-15-21
By Sacramento Bureau Chief
Klein: What the rich don't want to admit about the poor.... Read more
Published on: 06-15-21
By Ezra Klein
Call it universal basic capital: Every Californian gets an ownership share in the wealth created here.... Read more
Published on: 06-14-21
Source: California
By Bob Hertzberg, Eric Schmidt and Evan Spiegel
Native Americans in California make up a disproportionate number of people who live on the streets or in overcrowded housing. As part of KQED's series on the state's Homekey program, we look at one project aimed at providing housing to members of a landless Northern California tribe.... Read more
Published on: 06-11-21
Source: KQED News
By Molly Solomon
SEATTLE (AP) — Leroy Pascubillo missed his daughter's first step, her first word and countless other precious milestones. After being born addicted to heroin, she had been placed with a foster family, and he anxiously counted the days between their visits as he tried to regain custody. But because of... Read more
Published on: 06-11-21
Source: Youth Today
By gwritersinclair
The Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions approved a bill that could provide the first federal requirement of legal counsel to parents and children in child welfare cases, though there appeared to be some discussion of further negotiations on that before a vote of the full Senate. By... Read more
Published on: 06-10-21
Source: The Imprint
By John Kelly
In one of its latest steps to erase Trump administration policies, the Biden administration has withdrawn a controversial proposal that could have kicked 3 million Americans off of food stamps and cost nearly 1 million children automatic eligibility for free school meals.... Read more
Published on: 06-10-21
By Tami Luhby, CNN
In 1978, the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) became law — institutionalizing a sweeping set of race-based restrictions over how child welfare systems can treat Indian children. While the law was passed with the noble intent of protecting Native American cultures, its effects have been devastating, halting the protection of... Read more
Published on: 06-10-21
The move to close a North County group home for foster children has put a spotlight on foster care in San Diego County. KPBS takes s a look at how the system is changing, especially after COVID-19.... Read more
Published on: 06-10-21
By Tania Thorne
A permanent investment in supportive services could help keep children out of our foster care system.... Read more
Published on: 06-10-21
Source: CalMatters
The Supreme Court has the chance this month to protect religious freedom, religious minorities and foster families.... Read more
Published on: 06-10-21
Source: Newsweek
The Mayor of Oakland and other city officials announced Tuesday that the city started accepting applications for the first phase of its guaranteed income program, which provides $500-monthly payments for 18 months to families in need.... Read more
Published on: 06-09-21
Source: CBS Local
American cities are finally taking the safety net seriously.... Read more
Published on: 06-09-21
Source: Vox
By Sigal Samuel
Without stable housing, young people experience trauma, worse physical and mental health and higher rates of substance use disorders.... Read more
Published on: 06-09-21
By Ted Lempert