Child Welfare

New York State Court Bars Child Welfare Systems from Pursuing Arrest Warrants for Runaway Foster Kids

A New York State appellate court expressed sympathy for New York City using  arrest warrants to bring runaway and possibly unstable foster youth into custody. But ultimately, the court ruled, there is no compelling reason […]

Justice

Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act Reauthorized, Heads to Trump’s Desk

For the first time since 2002, the law governing national juvenile justice standards has been reauthorized by Congress. The bill will now head to President Trump’s desk, possibly ending a long string of disappointments for […]

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Bipartisan Juvenile Justice Bill Would Phase Out Valid Court Order, Demand Data on Isolation

A bipartisan bill to reauthorize federal juvenile justice policy and funding would phase out an exception permitting the detention of status offenders, and require states to report more information each year to the Office of […]