What is Foster Care?

…to raise a child. By law, children are supposed to have contact with family — their parents, brothers ... are key features of any child welfare system, in some communities too many children are placed in group ... foster care? Who decides that a child needs to be in foster care? Typically, children come ... or Latinos are. The reasons that children of color are disproportionately represented in some child welfare

June 6, 2019

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CWLA Presents Experts, Ideas and Data Gaps on LGBTQ Youth in Foster Care

…to experience homelessness and numerous child welfare placements. These youth are also less likely than ... , according to Casey’s Child Welfare Strategy Group Director Tracey Feild, is to begin counting youth ... The Child Welfare League of America recently released a special issue of its Child Welfare Journal ... as best practices aimed at keeping these youth emotionally and physically safe while ensuring their long

August 7, 2018

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New Webinar Series: Using What Works to Improve Child Well-Being

…-being of children and youth in your community, and how to find programs that address your priorities ... Communities can spend hundreds of millions of dollars each year on children and families. But how ... problems before they even begin? In a new webinar series hosted by the Forum for Youth Investment ... , community-based service providers and others working to improve outcomes for children and families. Decades

March 28, 2016

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A Family First Q & A: Apply for Federal Kinship Funds by July 20

…in foster care, along with those caring for children as an alternative to custody or with no child welfare ... for Children and Families is accepting applications from all states for the first of two funding opportunities ... for state child welfare agencies to strengthen and evaluate existing kinship navigator programs or develop ... new ones. To apply, child welfare agencies must file simple, streamlined applications with the federal

June 20, 2018

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Mentors Build Meaningful Connections With Youth in Washington, D.C.

…on T-shirts and written materials for the Washington, D.C., Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services (DYRS ... the department’s Credible Messenger Initiative. The program pairs every youth under its supervision ... — have lived through similar experiences and understand the support and services that youth ... are to promote youth well-being and community safety, building community connections is essential.” Since

July 15, 2019

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Resource Roundup: Juvenile Justice Publications

…and more equitable youth justice system. Listening to Black Women and Girls By the Georgetown Law Center ... and treatment programs — contribute to the over-representation of youth of color in the juvenile justice ... landscape. Moving Beyond Youth Prisons By the Columbia University Justice Lab; and Implementation of New ... York’s Close to Home Initiative By the Center for Children’s Law and Policy

September 13, 2019

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Meet the 2019 JDAI Distinguished System Leadership Award Winners

…; Distinguished System Leadership Award from the Annie E. Casey Foundation. The award honors a youth justice ... down from the bench to speak personally to youth and families. In one such instance, 12 years after ... the award on his behalf. Clinton Lacey, Director, District of Columbia Department of Youth Rehabilitation ... goal of ensuring that all youth on probation in the county are on track for graduation and future

October 24, 2019

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Report: New York’s Close to Home Initiative Offers a New Model for Juvenile Justice

…successfully transitioned home to a parent or family member. Creation of additional avenues to connect youth ... radically transformed the experience of New York City’s youth — reforms that have led ... for Children’s Law and Policy. The report, which was funded by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, provides ... guidance for the growing number of states looking to replace youth prisons with more effective investments

March 23, 2018

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