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Rep. Karen Bass, D-Calif., on Wednesday said government essentially becomes "the parents" when it puts children in foster care, and then "washes our hands of them" once they turn 18.

"Any time a foster youth falls through the cracks, then the government is really respon...

SALEM, ORE. -- Current and former foster youth gathered at the Governor’s office on May 17 to participate in a ceremonial signing of the Foster Children’s Sibling Bill of Rights.

The new law encourages the Department of Human Services to place foster youth and their sib...

If the health-care system’s first line of intervention was the emergency room, followed by intensive, remedial treatment, what kinds of outcomes would we get? Health care is most cost-effective and humane when it focuses on prevention and facilitates high quality of li...

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown signed two bills into law Wednesday securing new rights for foster kids.

One bill gives foster kids with siblings the right to be placed together whenever possible and the right to communicate with a sibling when not placed together.

The second bil...

May 15, 2017

Los Angeles, May 12, 2017 – PBS SoCal KOCE’s “To Foster Change,” a social impact initiative that aims to create understanding, inspire hope and motivate positive actions that change the realities and life outcomes for Southern California foster youth, launches the next...

Youth Matters Philly, an app to help youth find local resources like shelters and food banks, was officially launched Monday, May 1, during a press conference with city officials and those involved in the development of the app, including staffers at the Juvenile Law C...

The School of Social Policy & Practice worked with the Juvenile Law Center of Philadelphia on the formation of Youth Matters: Philly, a new web app developed by Penn Engineering students.

Youth leaving foster care lack traditional family resources to help them apply for...

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It’s just common sense: An adult's past criminal history or history of child maltreatment is not to be balanced against the safety of a child. This is...

Child Maltreatment History Should Be a Bar to Being a Foster Parent

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