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Senate Committee Moves on Homeless Youth, Offender Reentry and PREA Before Recess

The Senate Judiciary Committee approved legislation on homeless youth, offender reentry and...

Researcher Who Revealed White Bias on Juvenile Offenders Wins MacArthur Genius Award

Jennifer Eberhardt, a social psychologist with Stanford University, was among the 21...

County Officials Still Unclear on Relative Caregiver Pay

During an important child protection meeting Monday, a deputy from Los Angeles...

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...

Vision Therapy to Address Learning Disabilities? One L.A. School Official Says ‘Scam’

by David Kolin In what one school official called a “scam,”...

Migrant Children’s Fears are Real

By Guest Writer, September 16, 2014

As the nation grapples with how to accommodate tens of thousands of unaccompanied migrant children...

Mentoring Foster Youth Fills Gap In a Rocky System

What’s the Value of Federal Juvenile Justice Act? Imagine the Last 40 Years Without It


Nonprofit Shares Data About Troubled Teens With Researchers

With help just a text message away, troubled teens who are experiencing depression, bullying etc. can use Crisis Text Line for free emotional and counseling support. Since August 1st 2013, more than 3 million text messages have been exchanged between a crisis specialist and troubled teen. The nonprofit organization is sharing their data with researchers, who have to go through a formal application process, in hopes that they can find better ways to help teens in crisis. To read the full article, please click HERE....

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Kevin Dinnin is the CEO of a faith-based, nonprofit organization called BCFS, formerly known as Baptist Child and Family Services. This obscure charity has emerged as one of the biggest players in the federal government's response to the influx of more than 57,000 unaccompanied children who have trudged across the southern border so far this year. On July 7, two days before Dinnin met Obama in Dallas, the Department of Health and Human Services awarded BCFS $190,707,505 in a single grant.

Statewide, the rate of substantiated child abuse and neglect cases declined steadily in the last 13 years, consistent with national trends, reports kidsdata.org of the Lucille Packard Foundation for Children's Health.

Santa Clara County officials Tuesday are considering a "host family" plan to temporarily house some of the thousands of children stranded far from home and without their parents at the Mexican border in what many have called a humanitarian crisis that has reignited the national immigration debate.

The national debate over immigration reform has reignited after the federal government recently confirmed more than 30,000 unaccompanied children from Mexico and Central America have entered the country illegally since January - including 1,504 now living in New Jersey.