During Pandemic, New York and Los Angeles Take Different Paths on Family Visits

Two of the largest urban foster care systems in the country went in opposite directions on a key question facing every community right now: Whether or not to continue family visits between foster youth and their parents or guardians as the nation retreats indoors to fight the spread of coronavirus. The order raised immediate alarm among…

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Los Angeles County Fails to Provide Details about Another Child Death in the Antelope Valley

Late last month, another young child involved with Los Angeles County’s child welfare system died in the Antelope Valley under unknown circumstances. Unlike the headline-grabbing cases of other children dying at the hands of a parent, 19-month-old Joseph Chacon was found unresponsive in a car seat inside his foster mother’s vehicle. The lack of information about…

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Top Stories of 2019 From the Chronicle of Social Change

Chronicle of Social Change – December 25, 2019At the dawn of 2019, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services opened up federal spending for the first time to support legal fees for parents involved in child welfare cases. And in the spring, a long-awaited study linked the use of interdisciplinary law offices – a…

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Saving Our Boys to Save Our Girls

A new program takes a deeper look a human trafficking by focusing on the perpetrators and traffickers, along with those who are exploited.

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