Child Welfare

Exclusive: At Least Seventeen States Have Requested Delay of Family First Act Since November

Youth Services Insider has heard a range of numbers thrown around lately in regard to how many states plan to delay implementing the Family First Prevention Services Act, which mostly takes effect in October. Several sources […]

Child Welfare

An Invitation to Remake Child Welfare

A few days before Christmas, the federal government extended an invitation to state child welfare agencies that has the potential to completely transform the system. The invitation did not arrive with great publicity. Nor was […]


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 […]