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

Sen. Judiciary moved homelessness and juvenile justice-related bills before the recess.

Youth Services Insider: Cornyn tacks on amendment that will zero out penalties attached to the Prison Rape Elimination Act.

Behind the scenes of Parent-Child Interaction Therapy.

In our newest installment of Focus on the Figures with KidsData, we look at Juvenile Felony Arrests.

A personal reflection by Tuly Martinez, who as a child left Central America for the states.

Jennifer Eberhardt, researcher on race, crime and juvenile justice, wins MacArthur Foundation Genius Grant.

Mentoring foster youth can often fill a critical gap: consistent adult presence.

Funding Leads

California funding lead: Culinary career prep in Humboldt County via Workforce Investment Act Youth Programs

Federal funding lead: Major grants for preschool development

Prudential’s annual Spirit of Community Awards process has begun. Students can win up to $5,000 for charities

Michigan funding lead: State looking for contractors for an independent living program for Kalamazoo

Maryland funding lead: State looking for expert to create training module on serving drug-addicted mothers-to-be

Massachusetts funding lead: Capacity-building grants for homeless youth services providers

Money and Business

The Senate has passed a bill to overhaul adoption incentives and require tracking of failed adoptions; the bill now heads to President Obama’s desk for signature.

A major proposal to overhaul federal child welfare financing is being pushed by the Alliance for Children and Families, the American Public Human Services Association and the National Organization of State Associations for Children.

Florida’s child fatality prevention tool is gaining the interest of systems outside the state.

Youth Services Insider: How the concept of Rapid Safety Feedback has potential to change reform policy forever

Youth Services Insider: The Beltway conversation on juvenile justice has shifted away from “what not to do”, and toward “what to do instead”

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

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