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Tuesday, May 17, 2016
8 Things All Kids In Foster Care Want People To Know [Elite Daily] »
  Every year during National Foster month, the president issues an annual proclamation praising the contributions of th...
Monday, May 16, 2016
“Isolation Devastates the Brain”: The Neuroscience of Solitary Confinement [Solitary Watch] »
  Last month as part of a two-day conference on solitary confinement hosted by the University of Pittsburgh School...
Monday, May 16, 2016
How are We Doing in Our Advocacy for Permanency for Older Youth? [NACC Blog] »
  In this week’s post Jenny Pokempner, Director of Child Welfare Policy at Juvenile Law Center, asks advocates for...
Friday, May 13, 2016
States Move Toward Treating 17-Year-Old Offenders as Juveniles, Not Adults [New York Times] »
  As of today, nine states treat seventeen-year-olds as adults rather than juveniles. However, as a result of high...
Friday, May 13, 2016
US tells schools to allow transgender students to use facilities matching their gender identity »
  The United States government is sending letters to public schools across the country telling them to allow trans...
Thursday, May 12, 2016
What is “permanency” and why should you care? [Juvenile Law Center Blog] »
  One major contributor to youth homelessness nationwide is the failure of the child welfare system to find permanent...
Thursday, May 12, 2016
Study Finds Foster Youth Fare Better When They Receive Care Until 21 [Chronicle of Social Change] »
  Foster youth who remain in care as young adults, tend to enroll in school, avoid homelessness and have more positive...
Wednesday, May 11, 2016
The one thing rich parents do for their kids that makes all the difference [Washington Post] »
  New research published in the American Sociological Review looked at income segregation patterns across neighbor...
Tuesday, May 10, 2016
When All Kids Eat for Free [The Atlantic] »
  The Community Eligibility Provision of the 2010 Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act allows high-poverty schools to off...
Monday, May 09, 2016
NACC Elects Robert Schwartz to Board of Directors »
  Please welcome our newest board member, Robert Schwartz, Esq. As Co-Founder and Executive Director Emeritus of t...
Monday, May 09, 2016
The New Lawyer’s Guide to Representing Clients in Dependency Court [NACC Blog] »
  In this week’s blog post, NACC Senior Staff Attorney Andrew Yost offers some practical advice to new attorneys r...
Friday, May 06, 2016
Mothers at the Gate: How a Powerful Family Movement is Transforming the Juvenile Justice System »
  A new report funded by the Annie E. Casey Foundation examines strategies and insight from an emerging movement o...
Friday, May 06, 2016
Do Cops in Schools Know How To Police Kids [PBS] »
  According to the National Center for Education Statistics, roughly 30% of public schools reported having a schoo...
Thursday, May 05, 2016
Presidential Proclamation -- National Foster Care Month, 2016 [The White House] »
  Last week President Obama declared May National Foster Care month. In his proclamation, Obama nods to the myriad cha...
Thursday, May 05, 2016
Bringing Brain Science to Early Childhood [The Atlantic] »
  A group of scholars at Harvard University is organizing a campaign to make sure the early-childhood programs policyma...
Wednesday, May 04, 2016
Texas Grants Child Care License to Migrant Detention Center [New York Times] »
  Last August, Judge Dolley M. Gee of Federal District Court for the Central District of California gave the Obama...
Tuesday, May 03, 2016
Schools Acknowledge Their Role in School-to-Prison Pipeline With Policy Changes [Care 2] »
  Across the country school districts are revisiting their zero tolerance policies in schools and reversing course to a...
Monday, May 02, 2016
Michigan Court of Appeals Demands Due Process for Families in TPR Proceedings [NACC Blog] »
  In this week’s blog post, NACC Executive Director Kendall Marlowe discusses a recent ruling from the State of Mi...
Friday, April 29, 2016
Michigan Court of Appeals Rules on Agency Obligation to Address a Parent’s Known Disabilities »
  On Wednesday morning, Michigan’s Court of Appeals released an opinion in a case involving the termination of par...
Thursday, April 28, 2016
Legislative budget plan would boost funding for child-safety services in Arizona [Arizona Republic] »
  Arizona's latest legislative budget proposal is a bipartisan effort to increase funding for the Department of Child...
Wednesday, April 27, 2016
When Parents Are in Prison, Children Suffer [New York Times] »
  Five million American children have had a parent incarcerated at some point in their lives. A recent report from...
Wednesday, April 27, 2016
June is National Reunification Month »
  June is National Reunification Month. The American Bar Association will be accepting nominations for Reunificati...
Tuesday, April 26, 2016
OJJDP Plans to Help States Eliminate Use of Solitary Confinement for Juveniles [JJIE] »
  This week at the annual Coalition for Juvenile Justice conference, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquenc...
Monday, April 25, 2016
Elevate Your Game with NACC’s Child Welfare, Juvenile Justice, and Family Law Training [NACC Blog] »
  In this week’s post, Senior Staff Attorney Andrew Yost highlights the various offerings from the NACC training p...
Friday, April 22, 2016
NACC Staff Attorney Testifies before Colorado House Judiciary Committee »
  Yesterday, NACC Staff Attorney Brooke Silverthorn testified before the Colorado House Judiciary Committee in sup...
Friday, April 22, 2016
When School Districts Get Deliberate About Desegregation [The Atlantic] »
  U.S. Education Secretary John King is pushing cities and districts to make deliberate choices that make classroo...
Thursday, April 21, 2016
Why 2 San Gabriel Valley child welfare agencies plan to merge [San Gabriel Valley Tribune] »
  Hillsides and Bienvenidos, two of Southern California’s leading child welfare agencies are merging their operations...
Thursday, April 21, 2016
Punitive Justice Systems May Increase Foster Care Rates [GoodTherapy.org] »
  The American Sociological Review published a study linking states with more punitive-based judicial systems to higher...
Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Transgender teen may sue over school’s restroom restriction, 4th Circuit says [ABA Journal] »
  Yesterday, in 2-1 decision, the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Virginia reinstated a Title IX cl...
Tuesday, April 19, 2016
Parents: Profit trumped helping troubled teens [Des Moines Register] »
  Midwest Academy, a school for troubled teens is under investigation following student's report of sexual abuse by the...
Monday, April 18, 2016
Florida takes gay fight to foster youth [Orlando Sentinel] »
A few months back, the state of Florida proposed guidelines banning group homes from allowing “harassment or bullying of c...
Monday, April 18, 2016
Can’t See the Forest For the Trees: Helping Children in Foster Care Live in Families [NACC Blog] »
  In this week’s post, NACC Executive Director Kendall Marlowe discusses the need to place more foster children wi...
Friday, April 15, 2016
Case Now Strong for Ending Probation’s Place As Default Disposition in Juvenile Justice [JJIE] »
  New research makes it clear that probation is ill-suited for reversing behavior problems and fostering success a...
Thursday, April 14, 2016
Inside Los Angeles’ Ambitious Public-Private Child Welfare Partnership [Inside Philanthropy] »
  Los Angeles County recently established the Center for Strategic Public-Private Partnerships as part of a collab...
Thursday, April 14, 2016
Structuring policies and practices to support educational resilience of foster youth [Upbring] »
  A new white paper from Child and Family Research Institute at the University of Texas at Austin School of Social Work...

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