Child Welfare

New York Budget Spares City’s Child Welfare System. Juvenile Justice Reform Efforts Not So Much

New York City’s child welfare system funding survived the state legislature’s efforts to close a $4.4 billion deficit, but the city will be on its own to handle ballooning juvenile justice costs, imperiling sweeping reform […]

Child Welfare

After Third Failing Grade on Federal Review, Hawaii Drawing Up Child Welfare Improvement Plan

Hawaii is working to develop a plan to improve its child welfare system after a federal review found that the state for the third time had failed to meet several federal standards for children in […]

Child Welfare

New York City Leaders Want to Place Half of Foster Youth With Relatives

Leaders from across New York City government released a plan yesterday to significantly expand placements of foster youth with close relatives and family friends, along with 15 other recommendations for improving outcomes for foster youth. […]

Justice

Report: “Close to Home,” Juvenile Justice Plan Facing Budget Peril, Produces Better Outcomes in New York City

Close to Home, New York City’s effort to keep incarcerated juveniles in nearby rehabilitative facilities, imperiled by recent budget decisions on the state level, have demonstrated signs of success while juvenile incarceration and arrest rates […]