This Week in Youth Services: Funding, News and Opinion on Juvenile Justice and Child Welfare

Busy week? No problem, we got you covered. Here is a rundown of all the funding leads, news, analysis and opinion pieces produced by The Chronicle of Social Change.

News, Opinion and Analysis

Los Angeles supervisors okay establishment of child welfare czar to oversee the nation’s largest local child welfare system. Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas affirms that the application process for Los Angeles’ Child Welfare Czar is open to all.

Since 2002, efforts to reauthorize the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act have been all tremors, no earthquake. Will this time be different?

California law would mandate investigations of group homes that call cops frequently on youths.

Aging Out: A Future That Works

Mona Noroozi on the “devastating shortage of mental health providers” for children.

Money and Business

National Center for Youth Law brings in a heavyweight, Jackie Wong, to lead Foster Ed program

Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention signals priority: racial disparities.

$2.1 million awarded for mentoring efforts by the Citi Foundation.

This week’s new funder profile: the Sierra Health Foundation.

Four foundations lauded by the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy.

Funding Leads


Small grants for family support services available in Michigan.

California: Orange County funding mental health inpatient services for children, adolescents. The county is also funding family support services, administrative services, and differential response.

North Carolina: Seeking contractors to provide Functional Family Therapy to high risk juvenile offenders.

Connecticut:  Funding for juvenile case management and youth development services.


Grant to oversee national resource center on improving delivery of adolescent health.

Corp. for National and Community Services looking for groups to put on regional AmeriCorps training conferences.

National grants from Corporation for National and Community Services to support development and retention of volunteers.

National grants for Department of Health and Human Services’ Healthy Homes Partnerships.

Consolidated training and technical assistance grant to help states with juvenile justice.

National grant: Expanding broadband access for rural youth.

John Kelly is the editor-in-chief of The Chronicle of Social Change.

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