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Ma'Khia Bryant was charging at two young women with a knife, police body camera video footage shows, when an officer arrived and fatally shot her outside the foster home she had been living in for about two months.... Read more
Published on: 05-07-21
By Nicquel Terry Ellis, CNN
When Pam and Gary Willis -- who already raised five kids of their own -- heard of a car crash that killed the siblings' parents, they “knew what was supposed to happen”... Read more
Published on: 05-07-21
By Allyson Escobar
Acknowledging the overrepresentation of children of color in foster care is a good starting point, but it's not enough to reveal a problem without offering solutions.... Read more
Published on: 05-06-21
Source: Newsweek
Children in foster care can be particularly vulnerable to sex trafficking.... Read more
Published on: 05-06-21
In a historic change, California’s youth prisons will stop taking in new offenders in July. In 2023, all state juvenile detention facilities will close and responsibility for youth offenders will shift to counties. The state’s youth lockups have long been plagued by scandals and allegations of mistreatment. The move to... Read more
Published on: 05-06-21
Across the United States, interest has grown in two-generation approaches as a strategy for lifting families out of poverty. These approaches vary in the combination of services they offer and their target population, but they all share a common goal of supporting low-income children and their parents simultaneously so entire... Read more
Published on: 05-06-21
By Amanda Gold, Peace Gwam, Theresa Anderson, Marcus Gaddy
More than a year after libraries closed, San Francisco Mayor London Breed opened the first of its 28 branches on May 3. | Lea Suzuki/The San Francisco Chronicle via Getty Images The social safety net for American families is almost nonexistent. Could that be about to change? Christina Hayes has... Read more
Published on: 05-05-21
Source: Vox - All
By Anna North
Public policy should assist families—but not by helping adults spend more time on the job.... Read more
Published on: 05-05-21
Source: The Atlantic
By Lyman Stone
The Oregon House of Representatives recently gave unanimous approval to legislation that would require state judges to accept tribal customary adoptions in cases involving Native American and Alaska Native children, ensuring that they can remain connected to their tribe. By John Kelly This post Unanimous Oregon House Backs Customary Tribal... Read more
Published on: 05-05-21
Source: The Imprint
By John Kelly
April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month, which then turns to May as Foster Care Month. The time to acknowledge deep disparities in our child welfare system is long overdue. The data is clear…... Read more
Published on: 05-04-21
By By Katie Albright
Charles Redding is among the many parents in America fighting to avoid the loss of parental rights against the backdrop of a pandemic... Read more
Published on: 05-04-21
Source: The Imprint
By The Imprint
A $1 million settlement is a reminder of how poorly San Diego County’s foster care system was once run... Read more
Published on: 05-04-21
Jasmine Harris: 'Isn't it supposed to be about helping people help themselves?'... Read more
Published on: 05-04-21
By Jasmine Harris
Stop snatching babies for federal funds – Families in Resistance is exposing trauma and corruption in the web that is child welfare, police, hospitals and federal legislation.... Read more
Published on: 05-04-21
During National Foster Care Month, we focus on ways the child welfare and legal communities can engage youth and support the development of meaningful connections to promote a child welfare system that truly strengthens families.... Read more
Published on: 05-04-21
This Viewpoint discusses the implementation and development of youth-initiated mentoring programs in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.... Read more
Published on: 05-04-21
By For Authors
In the name of anti-racism, Bethany is willing to throw away a huge victory. Black children will bear the brunt of this decision.... Read more
Published on: 05-03-21
Source: Newsweek
Buried deep in the latest pandemic stimulus package is a transformative idea for helping families.... Read more
Published on: 05-03-21
Source: The Atlantic
By H. Luke Shaefer
For at least the past two years, Albuquerque lawyer Antonia Roybal-Mack says that whenever she’s representing some of the most vulnerable children in the state, she receives skimpy background information from the New Mexico Children, Youth and Families Department (CYFD). “Every single time we get records from CYFD, they aren’t complete.... Read more
Published on: 05-03-21
Source: Youth Today
By Nickolas Bagley
In interviews The Imprint and Type Investigations conducted with lawyers, family members and child welfare advocates in at least six states, it’s clear that child welfare timelines have imposed unfair burdens and an unreasonable expectation for parents who — even under normal circumstances — have difficulty complying with court orders... Read more
Published on: 05-03-21
Source: The Imprint
By John Kelly
Illustration by Christine OngjocoA bill aimed at addressing rampant racial disparities in California’s child welfare system by removing information on the race of children when critical decisions about their lives are being decided will not advance in the state Legislature this year. By Jeremy Loudenback This post California Legislator Pauses... Read more
Published on: 05-02-21
Source: The Imprint
By Jeremy Loudenback
The new Youth Transition Campus aims at rehabilitation, restorative justice, for detained youth... Read more
Published on: 05-01-21
Source: News
By Deborah Sullivan Brennan
The small crowd carrying signs outside the county courthouse this week was classic funky Santa Cruz, folks milling about in T-shirts emblazoned with rasta and LGBTQ-themed logos, tie-dye and boho styles. But in this era of national protest over racial injustice, the protesters did not seek to reduce sentencing or... Read more
Published on: 04-30-21
Source: The Imprint
By John Kelly