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, […]

Featured

In Surprise Move, Newsom Calls for an End to California’s Youth Prison System

With coronavirus pummeling Californians’ health and economy like a modern day plague, few expected a line item buried in an otherwise deficit-driven budget that Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) announced Thursday: After decades of the state […]

Child Welfare

California Rolls Out Plan to Prevent Youth from Aging Out of Foster Care During Pandemic

Last week, Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) announced the state would prevent foster youth from aging out of the system during the pandemic. This week, the administration laid out the specifics of his order.  Extended foster […]

Child Welfare

California Governor Newsom Pledges $42 Million in Pandemic Relief for Children and Families

Saying the state has “a responsibility to do more and do better” on the behalf of foster youth during the pandemic, California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced a $42 million relief package on Monday that will […]

Juvenile Justice

California’s State Juvenile Justice Agency Freezes New Detention Commitments

Late Tuesday afternoon, California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) suspended new entries into the state’s juvenile and adult prison systems, part of an effort to protect incarcerated individuals and staff from the spread of the coronavirus. […]

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 […]