Youth Services Roundup: Funding Leads, News and Opinion for the Juvenile Justice and Child Welfare Community

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


A major open-courts rule permitting Los Angeles reporters to cover child welfare proceedings has been deemed invalid by appeals court.

Former Tampa Mayor Pam Iorio has been tapped to lead Big Brothers Big Sisters of America.

Focus on the Figures: Our regular project with looks this week at reasons for first removal into foster care.

Blogger Co-Op writer Anna Johnson: California courts started controlling psychiatric medication for foster youth in 1999, taking that power away from birth parents. The process needs work.

Georgette Todd of the Chronicle’s Blogger Co-Op reviews “Know How,” a film that features real stories from foster care acted out by foster youth.



The U.S. Department of Agriculture is soliciting proposals from higher education institutions for the Children, Youth, and Families At Risk (CYFAR) – Sustainable Community Projects. Grants may be subcontracted once awarded in local areas.

Funding from the Corporation for National and Community Services ($66 million) for the Social Innovation Fund.

Department of Health and Human Services plans to start a national center on adoption and guardianship, and is looking for lead organization.

HHS also plans to launch a national initiative on adoption competency and mental health, and is looking for someone to run point on that.

Federal funding available for three levels of programming aimed at improving perinatal services in communities.

William T. Grant Foundation is soliciting LOI’s for a new research grant examining inequalities in youth development.

The Ruddie Memorial Youth Foundation Innovative Youth Program Grants


Funding from the Annie E. Casey Foundation available for summer youth programs in Baltimore.

Pennsylvania:The Lackawanna County Board of Commissioners is soliciting proposals for ARTS! Engage – A program that provides high quality art instruction, support and mentorship to at-risk youth.

California: The Santa Clara County Probation Department is seeking proposals related to providing intensive case management, vocational and educational services, and counseling services to eligible, gang involved youthful offenders.

California: The California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) is soliciting proposals for the Family Violence Prevention (FV) Program for the 2014/2015Fiscal Year (FY).


A full analysis and chart of youth-related spending in President Obama’s 2015 budget request.

President Obama pitched a $750 million plan for the Administration on Children and Families and Medicaid to curb overuse of psych meds on foster youths.

A funder profile of the Walmart Foundation, which recently made major contributions to support college access and career readiness for young black men.

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