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From Foster Care to Congress: Memoirs of Three Congressional Staffers

 There is nothing that gives you more drive and passion to undertake a critical advocacy effort than being personally affected by it. We are all federal legislative staffers who were placed in foster care due […]

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Pound Foolish and Not Penny Wise

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner is counting on foster youth to help solve the state’s financial crisis. By eliminating the three years of transitional care that currently supports foster youth until the age of 21, the […]

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Massachusetts Includes 17-Year-Olds in Juvenile System; 10 States Remain That Don’t

Massachusetts’ juvenile justice system will now include 17-year-olds, leaving just 10 states that view older minors as adults. Gov. Deval Patrick (D) signed H. 1432, plainly called “An Act Expanding Juvenile Jurisdiction, yesterday. “We are […]