Child Welfare

California Legislators Restore Child Welfare Cut as Budget Battle Looms

With California still officially entering a recession Monday and coronavirus infections continuing to multiply, the state Legislature released a budget that would restore more than $90 million in previously proposed cuts to child welfare services, […]

Child Welfare

Newsom Budget Calls for New Early Childhood Department, Boosts Funds for Housing, Mental Health and Foster Care Reform

In his second annual budget proposal on Friday, California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) pledged to create a new Department of Early Childhood Development, vowed to pursue substantive behavioral health reforms in California and continued to […]

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Child Welfare

The 2020 Spending Deal: A Full Breakdown of Child Welfare and Juvenile Justice Funding

Just before the holidays, and amidst the contentious impeachment proceedings, both parties and both chambers hammered out a spending deal for fiscal 2020 that was then signed by President Donald Trump. You can click here for […]

Child Welfare

Trump Signs Spending Bill with Family First Sweeteners, Boosts to Head Start and Child Care

Just days after being impeached by the House of Representatives, President Donald Trump signed a spending bill for 2020 that includes hundreds of millions in funding to assist states with a recent overhaul of federal […]

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The Next Chapter for Reforming California’s Juvenile Justice Agency: A Therapeutic Model

As California works toward finalizing a new state budget, the legislature this week provided some long-awaited clues about the future of reforms to the state’s Division of Juvenile Justice (DJJ). A budget approved by the […]

Child Welfare

California’s Child Welfare Reform Threatened by Slow Pace of Caregiver Approval and Group Homes

Implementation struggles have caused the price of California’s child welfare reform to soar by an estimated $101 million, according to a recent analysis from the California state legislature. In a report released last month, the […]

Child Trauma

California Governor Names Nadine Burke Harris as State’s First-Ever Surgeon General

California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) named pediatrician Dr. Nadine Burke Harris, a pioneer in the study of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), as the state’s first surgeon general on Monday. Burke Harris is the founder of the San […]