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 House Ways and Means and Senate Finance Committee have reached a deal on adoption incentives. The bill would also make states report on failed adoptions, and it ends long-term foster care as a viable option for anyone under 16.

An analysis of how the new adoption incentives would work

Sens Rand Paul and Cory Bookers have introduced a bill to seal/expunge records for certain juveniles, and limit use of solitary confinement in juvenile facilities

Los Angeles’ child welfare system is betting big ($20 million) on Parent/Child Interaction Therapy

In today’s Chronicle of Social Change: An interview with Sheila Kuehl, a candidate for the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, on child welfare reform.

Calif., once a regular in Kids Count Top 20, will be in bottom 10 for a third straight year.  Why? A change in ranking math.

Blogger Jeanette Yoffe, now a mental health specialist, recounts finding her own voice and strength in foster care.

San Francisco’s Bayview Hunter’s Point neighborhood, known for crime and poverty, is becoming the epicenter of trauma informed care for children in the area.

The Long Beach Police defends its hesitance to send officers out on maltreatment calls

Money and Business

Scaling up is fun and exiciting; finding reliable revenue to sustain it, not so much

NYC Adoption attorneys: Congressional deal on adoption incentives should also take on subsidies fraud

Funding Leads


Kansas: Contract available to manage the state’s adoption exchange

Texas: Early childhood intervention services in nine counties

New Jersey: Social services for youths in Newark’s non-public schools

Child Abuse Treatment
Adolescent drug abuse treatment
Youth network grants in the city of Tracy
Adolescent mental health services in Orange County

Ohio: Services to help with transition from pre-school in Dayton

Georgia: Funding available from Abreu Trust to serve Atlanta-area youths


National funding lead: Money available from the Department of Health and Human Services to help serve trafficking victims. The RFP gives priority to youth programs.

Funding available for research on reductions of oral health disparities in children

National funding lead: Funding for dropout prevention and career training from Taco Bell for Teens.

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

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