This Election Day, a Victim’s Rights Amendment Could Impact Pennsylvania’s Juvenile Justice System

Tuesday’s election offers us many opportunities to make change — from candidates to resolutions. One of most importance to me personally and professionally is Pennsylvania’s ballot referendum on Marsy’s Law, a proposed Constitutional amendment that […]

Child Welfare

Foster Care Threatened for School Lunch Debt in Pennsylvania’s ‘Kids for Cash’ County

In a very local story that appropriately went viral, even prompting a comment from a sitting U.S. Senator, a Pennsylvania school district threatened to place children in foster care if their parents did not pay […]

Child Welfare

Louisiana Ties New Extended Care Program to Evidence-Based Service for Youth Aging Out of Foster Care

In 2018, Louisiana was among the handful of states with no offer of foster care support beyond age 18 for youth who became adults in the system. Since then, the state has moved quickly through […]