Describes the challenges faced by youth who moved from foster care to independence in cities across the country, and illustrates the need for family and informal support networks, preparation for household and financial management, and youth participation in planning. Authors present specific strategies, including helping youth enter and remain in college, promoting part-time work and other resources for employment, and increasing access to Medicaid.
The National Council on Juvenile and Family Court Judges, the Reno, Nevada-based national membership group for dependency court professionals, has made the March issue of Juvenile and Family Court Journal, its peer-reviewed publication, free of charge […]
The child welfare research community has been waiting for an answer on whether federal dollars will flow for some of the work needed to build up the nation’s array of evidence-based programs for keeping families […]
Late last week, a federal judge ruled that the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) was unconstitutional, leaving in jeopardy a 40-year-old law meant to protect a tribe’s ability to prevent the removal of children from […]