Child Welfare

Wyoming Greenlights Move for Child Defender Unit, Still Mulling Office for Parent Representation

Yesterday, the Wyoming Judiciary Committee voted in favor of a proposal that would move child representation out of the Office of State Public Defenders and establish a standalone Wyoming Guardian Ad Litem (GAL) office, but […]

Child Welfare

With Her Daughter’s Help, a Chance to Parent Again

Today we begin a four-part series on Maine’s struggles with maternal substance abuse, which has placed a heavy stress on the state’s hospitals and child welfare system. This series, written by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Barbara […]


Feds Almost Lose One of Its Two Secure Detention Centers for Unaccompanied Immigrant Minors

On Tuesday, officials in Yolo County, Calif., agreed to keep open a juvenile detention facility for undocumented immigrant youth after a report revealed that many youth there have unmet mental health issues. The Yolo County […]