Juvenile Justice

California Considers Decriminalizing Truancy

The California State Senate will vote Friday on a measure that seeks to decriminalize truancy and limit the power of probation departments to work with youth who have not been charged with any crime through […]

Education

The Case of ‘V. Doe’ Could Have Major Implications for the Education of Foster Youth Nationwide

Her mother deported, her father incarcerated, 6-year-old V. Doe entered Rhode Island’s foster care system in 2005. By 2017, the girl-turned-teenager had changed residences no less than a dozen times as she bounced through foster […]

Child Welfare

Report: A Quarter of California’s Foster Students are Chronically Absent from School

Foster youth in California schools have a rate of chronic absenteeism far higher than the general student population, according to data available for the first time from the state’s Department of Education (DOE). Statewide, the […]

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California Department of Ed Taps Foster Care Education Vet After Failing to Comply with Federal Law

In the wake of revelations that California’s Department of Education failed to comply with federal education law affecting foster youth, it has hired a new leader for its Foster Youth Services Coordinating Program. Jacqueline Wong, […]