Adoption

Trump Rescinds Obama-Era Rules Barring Discrimination in Foster Care, Adoption

In a move expected for months, the Trump administration has announced it will no longer enforce an Obama-era rule insisting that federally funded child welfare providers refrain from discrimination against adults and children based on […]

Child Welfare

JooYeun Chang, Child Welfare Leader for Obama Administration, Now Heading Up Michigan’s System

JooYeun Chang, a veteran of child welfare policy and practice, is now the senior deputy director in charge of the Children’s Services Agency at the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). Chang joined […]

Analysis

Trump Administration Delays New Child Welfare Data Rules Until 2020, But Plans Changes to Obama Plan

Earlier this week, while reporting on the confirmation of new Administration for Children and Families (ACF) leader Lynn Johnson, Youth Services Insider speculated that perhaps an agreement had been reached, or assurances had been made, about […]

Featured

Caren Harp Sworn In As Head of Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention

Former Arkansas prosecutor Caren Harp, President Trump’s pick to serve as administrator of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP), was sworn in on Friday and has taken over for Acting Administrator Eileen […]

Featured

Trump, Congress Have Yet to Fill Top Jobs at Youth Serving Federal Agencies

According to the Washington Post’s database of executive branch nominees, the Trump administration has either announced or formally nominated 369 people for Senate-confirmed jobs. Of those, 208 have been confirmed. But Trump has not even […]