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The sudden resignation of Bobby Cagle caps a tumultuous period for the nation's largest child protection agency and will force L.A. County leaders to grapple with major policy questions.... Read more
Published on: 11-25-21
Source: California
By Matt Hamilton, Jaclyn Cosgrove
Child welfare leaders are getting behind an initiative that they say would accelerate a major national shift toward building a child safety system that prioritizes keeping families from falling into the foster care system because of severe maltreatment while at the same time improving the safety of children at risk... Read more
Published on: 11-24-21
Source: The Imprint
By Kate Gonzales
A survey of home visitors in the child welfare field found many of these professionals believe virtual home visits are here to stay.... Read more
Published on: 11-24-21
Source: The Imprint
By The Imprint
Four years into his tenure as the head of the nation’s largest local child welfare system, Los Angeles County’s Department of Children and Family Services Director Bobby Cagle is leaving his post.... Read more
Published on: 11-24-21
Source: The Imprint
By The Imprint
The Urban Institute publishes the 15th edition of its annual analysis of federal spending on children and how it will change over the coming years. The post Kids’ Share 2021: report on federal expenditures on children through 2020 and future projections appeared first on Youth Today.... Read more
Published on: 11-24-21
Source: Youth Today
By Nickolas Bagley
People in the child welfare field, like folks in virtually all occupations, are still trying to figure out exactly what the “new normal” will look like when (and if) COVID-19 fades to a lower-level public health concern. By Kate Gonzales This post Virtual Home Visits Likely ‘Here to Stay’ After... Read more
Published on: 11-24-21
Source: The Imprint
By Kate Gonzales
The organization Communities United for Restorative Youth Justice, or CURYJ, has been transforming lives in East Oakland for over a decade. By Kate Gonzales This post How One Organization Cultivates Courage to Dream Beyond Bars appeared first on The Imprint.... Read more
Published on: 11-23-21
Source: The Imprint
By Kate Gonzales
Loralie, 9, is set to spend her first Thanksgiving as a member of the Henry family, after being adopted on Los Angeles' National Adoption Day.... Read more
Published on: 11-23-21
Source: Newsweek
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. By John Kelly This post Little Rock, in a Child Welfare Crisis, Becomes First Test for... Read more
Published on: 11-23-21
Source: The Imprint
By John Kelly
A prevalent escape that poses a great threat to the success of many foster youth is drug use, writes Millie Tejan-gbla. By Kate Gonzales This post When the Highs Combat the Lows: Substance Abuse and its Impact on Foster Youth appeared first on The Imprint.... Read more
Published on: 11-23-21
Source: The Imprint
By Kate Gonzales
I was driving through my neighborhood recently, and saw someone hanging up Christmas lights. I said to myself, “It’s not even Halloween, yet.” It was barely October and I was already growing tired and in some ways beginning to resent the holiday season.  By John Kelly This post The Holidays... Read more
Published on: 11-22-21
Source: The Imprint
By John Kelly
Los Angeles County has averted the closure of its two juvenile halls, but must address new problems that surfaced in a recent inspection. By Jeremy Loudenback This post Los Angeles County Avoids Juvenile Hall Closures, but New Problems Surface appeared first on The Imprint.... Read more
Published on: 11-19-21
Source: The Imprint
By Jeremy Loudenback
Foster youth are getting a brand new community center with permanent housing in San Jose — and will have a say in its design. By Kate Gonzales This post Santa Clara County Foster Youth to Help Design New Facility appeared first on The Imprint.... Read more
Published on: 11-18-21
Source: The Imprint
By Kate Gonzales
Today, during National Family Caregivers Month, the Advisory Council to Support Grandparents Raising Grandchildren delivered its initial report to Congress. The report is a culmination of a two-year, multi-faceted effort that gathered information from kin and grandparent caregivers of children across the country.... Read more
Published on: 11-18-21
/PRNewswire/ -- In an effort to improve child safety and realign child welfare toward a more preventative child and family well-being system, child welfare...... Read more
Published on: 11-18-21
By National Partnership for Child Safety
The number of youth in foster care dropped by 4.5% between September of 2019 and 2020, according to annual federal data, reaching the lowest total in the past eight years, while adoptions from foster care plummeted as the coronavirus pandemic spread in America. By John Kelly This post Federal Report:... Read more
Published on: 11-18-21
Source: The Imprint
By John Kelly
Families with children in the justice system have been spared financial hardship after local policy changes ended juvenile justice fees. By Jeremy Loudenback This post Study Finds Families Saved an Average of $1,600 After California County Eliminated Juvenile Justice Fees appeared first on The Imprint.... Read more
Published on: 11-18-21
Source: The Imprint
By Jeremy Loudenback
Rebecca Jones Gaston has been nominated by President Biden to lead the Administration for Children, Youth and Families. By John Kelly This post Biden Nominates Oregon Leader, and Former Foster Youth, for a Top Child Welfare Post appeared first on The Imprint.... Read more
Published on: 11-18-21
Source: The Imprint
By John Kelly
A contentious debate on the value of using predictive analytics within the child welfare system is unfolding between proponents who say the technology removes biases and helps protect kids, and opponents who say it has the power to amplify racial and income inequalities. The post Predictive analytics in child welfare... Read more
Published on: 11-17-21
Source: Youth Today
By mlutz
A contentious debate on the value of using predictive analytics within the child welfare system is unfolding between proponents who say the technology removes biases and helps protect kids, and opponents who say it has the power to amplify racial and income inequalities. The post Predictive analytics in child welfare... Read more
Published on: 11-17-21
Source: Youth Today
By mlutz
Federal pandemic relief led to an unprecedented increase in spending on children, but the gains will not be sustained without further legislation.... Read more
Published on: 11-17-21
Source: Urban Wire
By Julia B. Isaacs, Cary Lou
Retired Judge Michael Nash’s Office of Child Protection will lead the investigation into a 4-year-old boy’s grave injuries in a foster home. Photo courtesy of The Oprah Winfrey Network As a 4-year-old boy lies comatose after suffering severe abuse in a Los Angeles area foster home, county leaders have ordered... Read more
Published on: 11-17-21
Source: The Imprint
By Sara Tiano
Advocate calls on Circle of Friends group home in Escondido to close... Read more
Published on: 11-17-21
Source: News
By Teri Figueroa
If ZIP code is more important than genetic code in determining one's health and opportunities, how can pediatricians enable healthy and opportunity-ri…... Read more
Published on: 11-16-21
Many are taught to expect that they’ll end up in the justice system, Kristin Henning writes.... Read more
Published on: 11-16-21
By Robin Walker Sterling is the associate dean for clinical education, the director of the Bluhm Legal Clinic and the Mayer Brown/Robert A. Helman professor of law at the Northwestern Pritzker School of Law.
LAKE COUNTY, Calif. — A Lake County tribe has given a sizable donation to a first-of-its kind effort to address the inadequate and underfunded legal servic...... Read more
Published on: 11-16-21
By Elizabeth Larson
The Build Back Better Act is a chance to support young people, who have been struggling and not receiving federal aid during the COVID-19 pandemic.... Read more
Published on: 11-16-21
Source: Ms. Magazine
By Nia West-Bey