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

The Oprah Winfrey Network is set to air a groundbreaking show on foster care on July 3.

Carla Benway of Youth Advocate Programs: Truancy fine schemes succeed in jailing poor moms; not so good at addressing truancy

Beautifully written appeal from writer and former foster youth Michael Place: empower yourself and life will never be the same

Heidi Knowles, mom who tried to sell newborn at Taco Bell in 2011, got her child back from Washington DSHS last week

Blogger Co-Op member Georgette Todd’s Q&A with former foster youth & potential Last Comic Standing Monroe Martin.

Money and Business

The highly-publicized Unaccompanied Minors program is big business for youth services providers: lots of funding available for residential child welfare providers that can assist the Dept. of Health and Human Services with the program.

Youth Services Insider: Los Angeles kicking the tires on pay for success projects in social services

Charities are mobilizing behind the child welfare reform recommendations in Los Angeles County.

Justice official says racial disparities is the priority issue in juvenile justice for Obama administration.

This week’s featured Funder Profile: California-based Sierra Health Foundation

Funding Leads


Colorado funding lead: Healthy living program grants from Colorado Health Foundation

Funding lead, New Mexico: State using some of its federal funding for statewide family support and in-home services

Funding lead, Atlanta: Atlanta public schools looking to bring in a social work provider. Focus: attendance & safety.


National funding lead: grants from Amway for youth-serving programs, organizations

Nat’l funding lead: The Administration for Children and Families has a massive Early Head Start/Child Care partnership grant program going

National funding lead: U.S. Dept. of Education is funding partnerships between schools and CBOs through GEAR UP to prep low-income youth for college

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

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