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Child Welfare

Time to Abolish Racist Foster Care System, Children’s Commissioner Says

The nation’s fast-evolving rage and newfound commitment to upending long-standing racial injustice spilled into the normally staid meeting of the Los Angeles County Commission for Children and Families on Monday, with several members describing the […]

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Child Welfare

D.C. Lawmakers Push Reform to Honor Relentless Advocate for Wisconsin Foster Youth, Taken by Coronavirus

Family and friends have a common saying about Dosha DJay Joi of Milwaukee, who died last week at age 28 from coronavirus-related complications: He lived up to the sweet sound of his name. Whether ferrying […]

Child Welfare

Cagle Coalition Seeks House Bill to Mirror Feinstein-Rubio Legislation Extending Title IV-Waivers

Proponents of a bill to extend flexible funding waivers for child welfare services in some states are looking for a member of Congress willing to lead the charge in the House of Representatives. The legislation […]

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From Interns to Influencers: Foster Youth Internship Program a Growing Force on Federal Policy

Tiffany Boyd, a former foster youth from Long Beach, Calif., had been interning in the office of Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) all summer. But save a “Hello” here and a “Good morning” there, she hadn’t […]