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Transition Team Considers Powers of New Child Welfare Czar

On Monday, July 28, debate about the qualities and powers of a...

Poor Legal Services, Overcrowding Cited at Immigrant Family Detention Center

by Becca Sanchez Advocates permitted to tour a detention center housing immigrants from Central...

As Juvenile Arrests Plummet, California Still Investing in Incarceration Facilities

Note: This story was updated on July 23 to reflect the correct...

Q&A: “The Fosters” Creator Peter Paige

“The Fosters,” a television drama about a same-sex couple raising...

Bills in Both Houses to Overhaul Adoption Incentives Program

Both houses of Congress are moving on legislation that would...

Los Angeles Social Workers Plan Walkout

Los Angeles County social workers, frustrated over pay and increasing...


Evidence Based and Promising Practices with Latino Families

This report by the California Child Welfare Indicator Project focuses on strategies and practices that meet the specialized cultural needs of Latino families. To read the full report, please click here....

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American Bar Association policy adopted in 2011 recommends screening and risk assessment for trafficking victimization whenever a youth enters the child welfare system, immediate reporting when children are missing from care, and authorization for courts to issue and enforce protective orders prohibiting harassment or intimidation of child trafficking victims.

The number of Kansas child abuse and neglect cases is increasing at the same time a record number of children are in state custody, though experts differ on what is causing the increase.

Officials consider the differences in treatment of blacks, whites and Latinos so serious that they've invested roughly $250,000 in grants and donations to train about 800 people who work in those systems.

Ronan Farrow meets with three young adults, who have recently "aged out" of the foster care system, as part of larger investigative report on the frightening reality that our foster care system may be setting up hundreds of thousands of young Americans to fail.