Child Welfare

Let’s Do Better for California Kids, Families and Communities

As leaders of organizations that serve children, youth and families who have come to the attention of child welfare, special education, juvenile justice and behavioral health systems, we have seen firsthand the successes and failures […]

Analysis

California Juvenile Diversion Effort Targets Native American Youth

A new $37.3 million juvenile diversion fund signed by Gov. Jerry Brown (D) in his 2018-2019 budget represents the first-ever state program specifically designed to help keep at-risk young people out of the justice system and prevent incarceration. […]

Child Trauma

For Low-Income Youth in California, Much is Promised But Little Received with Mental Health Services

 Adela Carranco was just 11 years old when her mother discovered she was planning to kill herself. Her suicidal intentions were tapped out in cold detail on her cell phone, from options for ending her […]