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As Juvenile Arrests Plummet, California Still Investing in Incarceration Facilities

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

Transition Team Starts Planning for a New Child Welfare Czar

On July 18, the transition team convened by the Los Angeles County...

Candidate for Powerful L.A. Board of Supes Sheila Kuehl Shares Thoughts on Child Welfare

With a sister who serves as a juvenile dependency court judge in...

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...

Five Things Sexually Exploited Youth Need to Thrive

By WestCoast Children's Clinic, July 24, 2014

WestCoast Children's Clinic provides specialized services to sexually exploited youth, and conducts research and advocacy...

Will Anyone Want Funds to Shelter Unaccompanied Minors?

Family Preservation Elusive without Credible Risk Assesment

Post-Permanency Continuity: Experiences After Adoption or Guardianship

A decade ago little was known about youth who emancipated from the foster care system. However, researchers, federal and state initiatives brought focus to this population, increasing our understanding of the needs of these youth (Courtney et al., 2011). Today, a new population of children/youth deserves our attention: Nationally, there are 2.5 children/youth living in federally-assisted adoptive and guardianship homes for every child/youth living in foster care, yet little is known about the long-term success of these placements. To read the full report, please click here....

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The increasingly costly and divisive border crisis is pushing federal investigators to crack down on money-laundering schemes they say are being used to smuggle thousands of Central American children into the United States.

Every year, the Department of Health and Human Services published statistics on the work of child protective service agencies in all 50 states, Washington, D.C. and Puerto Rico. The most up to date report available is Child Maltreatment 2012. It includes lots of useful context for the conversation that's now unfolding, including the baseline federal definition of child abuse or neglect:

The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, a US watchdog, has reported a dramatic rise in alleged incidents of child abuse images posted to commonly used parts of the internet, including public areas of social networks.

Border Patrol agents stationed in South Texas are the busiest in the country, arresting tens of thousands of children illegally crossing the border without their parents and thousands more families with children.