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Fifteen Finalists for Poetry Contest in Juvenile Facilities

A nationwide poetry contest for youths incarcerated in juvenile facilities has been...


Smaller Role for Residential Care, Witnesses Urge Senate Finance Committee

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Grassley Slams House Approps for Zeroing Out Juvenile Justice

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Adoption Incentives Bill Clears Senate, Heads to President

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Q&A: “The Fosters” Creator Peter Paige

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Social Media and Mental Illness: The Good and the Bad

By Young Minds Advocacy Project, May 22, 2015

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Rethinking Foster Parent Recruitment & Retention


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Re-Examining Juvenile Incarceration

This research shows that placing juvenile offenders in out-of-home placements for too long does not show better outcomes. In hopes to reduce recidivism some states have enacted new laws to limit a juvenile offender's time in a correctional facility. Out-of-home placements do not improve outcomes for most youth Evidence does not support longer lengths of stay High cost to taxpayers, poor return on investment States put research into action To read the full research, click HERE....

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This article first appeared on The Denver Post on October 21st, 2014. A newborn was allegedly beaten to death and questions arise to why the investigation was closed before that. Read on HERE.


This appeared on the StarTribune on October 21st... GREENVILLE, S.C. — The two major challengers to South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley used their final debate Tuesday to attack her handling of problems at the state's child welfare agency and what they said is her lack of support for a law to take guns away from people convicted of criminal domestic violence. Read on HERE.


The Las Vegas Review Journal posted an article about an advocate calling for new leadership for child welfare system. Read more HERE.


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.