Blue Ribbon Commission

Hiring More Social Workers is Key to L.A. Supervisor’s Plan to Prevent Child Deaths like 4-Year-Old Noah Cuatro’s

Moving swiftly in the wake of the third high-profile child death to strike Los Angeles’ high desert in the past six years, L.A. County Supervisor Kathryn Barger intends to boost the area’s beleaguered child welfare […]

Politics

Stateline Pacific: Mandated Reporters, Youth Homelessness and a New Child Welfare Agency

The Chronicle of Social Change’s rundown of child welfare and youth-related news from up and down the Pacific Coast. Oregon School District Requires Teachers to Report Students’ Sexual Activity Teachers and staff at the Salem-Keizer […]

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Ghost Youth Diversion Program Part of $36.7 Million in Unspent Probation Department Money

Los Angeles County has amassed a $36.7 million hoard of unspent money that is earmarked for community-based approaches to preventing at-risk youth from entering the juvenile justice system. Among the unspent dollars is funding for […]

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Calif. Bill Seeks to Close Mental Health Gap for “Out-of-County” Foster Youth

Proposed legislation, and the prospect of yet another class-action lawsuit against the state, may press lawmakers to resolve the issues preventing kids placed in out-of-county foster homes from getting needed mental health treatment. […]