Launched in 2013, The Chronicle of Social Change is an independent, nonpartisan daily news publication dedicated to covering the child welfare, juvenile justice, mental health and educational issues faced by vulnerable children and families. We are the most widely read outlet for people working and interacting with these systems, and our investigative and breaking-news journalism drives the conversation about how to improve policy.

Published by Fostering Media Connections (FMC), a nonprofit journalism organization based in Los Angeles, California, The Chronicle of Social Change is supported by foundations, donors and subscribers. FMC was founded in 2010 to fill a child welfare coverage gap that has widened as the local news industry has shrunk. We are cited and relied upon by mainstream news organizations locally and nationally, and also frequently co-publish our stories in collaboration with other news outlets.

In addition to our daily news reporting on, we are also

  • Providing valuable resources and perspectives to foster and adoptive families through Fostering Families Today magazine.
  • Amplifying the voices of youth and young adults who have experienced the child welfare system through our Youth Voice Program.
  • Hosting or co-hosting events to bring together child welfare and youth justice stakeholders and media.

As so many of our readers tell us every day, no one else does what we do.

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