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| by Leonard Edwards | The Mercury News
In a new opinion piece, a retired California judge states that many 18-year-olds who age out of the juvenile justice system are not ready for adult responsibilities. For this reason, California gives young adults the choice to extend their supervision up to age 21. However, Judge Edwards cites…
| by Leslie Paik and Jessica Feierman | Juvenile Law Center
The fines and fees charged to people involved in the criminal justice system are receiving more attention as the public learns about the financial burden placed on many who have no income or already face difficult financial situations. A…
This year’s finalists for the only national media awards regarding issues of social justice range from a powerful memoir about life on death row to youth-written articles in Teen Vogue about foster care. See the full list of finalists for the 2019 Media for a Just Society Awards…

Blog

December 4, 2019 | Cynthia Burnson, PhD
The Family First Prevention Services Act (FFPSA) became law in 2018 to support states in keeping children safely in their homes and out of foster care. To be eligible for this support, states must create a prevention plan listing the programs and services for which they will pursue reimbursement. T…
November 12, 2019 | Phil Decter
The Family First Prevention Services Act (FFPSA) has created a valuable opportunity for states, tribes, and local governments to receive federal reimbursement for programs and services that keep children out of foster care. However, the act relies on child welfare jurisdictions to define eligibility…
November 6, 2019 | Jovan Goodman
The primary goal for all children and families involved in the child welfare system should be reunification. In cases where this isn’t possible—or cannot happen in a reasonable timeframe—options include permanent guardianship with another relative or close family friend and/or adoption. Many factors…

Events

- | - | Washington, DC

The Child Welfare League of America will mark its 100th year during its 2020 conference titled “Sharing Ideas That Strengthen Families and Engage Communities to Promote Child Well-Being.” Through plenary sessions, workshops, and learning labs,