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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...


Long Beach Backs Child Abuse Investigation Policies

Long Beach police officials say a recent audit proves that its hesitance...


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...


The Real Cost of College: Time & Credits to Degree at California Community Colleges and California State University

This report focuses specifically on the hidden and unspoken costs of college, and the communities that are placed at a disadvantage.The report specifically talks about the longer students are enrolled in college, the more they will pay for tuition, fees, living expenses, books, and other education-related expenses, and the loss of time results in loss of overall money and wages. Students also forgo potential wages they could have been earning because they are still in school and not in the workforce. And when students are enrolled for longer periods of time,...

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San Francisco youth have steep rents to climb once they graduate high school. Many fear they will be priced out of the cosmopolitan city they call home.


The number of children removed from homes because of abuse or neglect in Rhode Island jumped by 60% over the same time period last year, according to data from the state’s Department of Children, Youth and Families’ Child Protective Services division.


The Florida Department of Children and Families increased the number of licensed foster care providers in the state to 4,678 for the 2013-2014 fiscal year, an uptick of 291 over the last fiscal year.


The Virginia Pilot found that only 17 percent of child abuse complaints were investigated by the state's child welfare services over a four year period. The Virginia-based news organization even created a data base that includes the name, age, city and manner of death for 223 child abuse deaths dating back to 1996.