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

Here is a rundown of all the funding leads, news, analysis and opinion pieces produced by The Chronicle of Social Change.


The Republican-led House Ways and Means Committee began discussions on the reauthorization of the federal home visitation program, a $1.5 billion investment in child maltreatment prevention that expires in 2015.

The Annie E. Casey Foundation hired within its ranks to replace the semi-retiring Bart Lubow, one of the most prominent activists for juvenile justice reform in the nation.

The Department of Health and Human Services and Department of Education have established a website to promote early health and developmental screenings for children.


Grants available for local Boys and Girls Clubs from the Pacific Youth Foundation

National grants are available from the Safeway Foundation for community-serving nonprofits

Colorado and Nebraska: Grants available for youth-related health care

New Mexico: Santa Fe’s housing is looking for providers to help establish after-school and summer programs

Michigan Department of Human Services is looking for contractors to provide “Independent Living Plus” program


Federal Funding

The Administration for Children and Families is funding several research and service efforts:

Research on children in military families

W.E.B. Du Bois Fellowship to advance knowledge on confluence of crime, justice and culture


Older teens involved in the child welfare system often find the courts unsympathetic when they allege abuse or neglect, say child welfare attorneys in New York City.

The dean of social work at the University of Southern California is calling on Los Angeles County to move toward performance-based contracts as it ponders reform. Meanwhile, the county opened doors to its much-needed temporary shelter for older teens.

Part One and Part Two of Georgette Todd’s interview with Kevin Campbell, a chief architect of the Family Finding movement.

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

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