Families Torn Apart: America’s Unjust Bail Practices

Imagine the following scenario: John, a single father of two, has been arrested. He is charged with theft and his bail is set at...

#FixTheGlitch for Foster Youth

Without Medicaid, a visit to a University Physician may cost me hundreds of dollars because of a legislative glitch. When Congress voted to allow...

THE BACKLASH OF INCLUSION: The collision of constitutional rights creates an...

Six years ago, Brady Howe and his husband became parents. They adopted their son privately through the Open Adoptions & Family Services agency. Soon,...

Reading the News is a Constant Reminder of Why We Need...

I felt uneasy as I was doing my usual scroll through the daily news last week and read about child sexual abuse, child abuse...

Mental Health Care for Foster Children

The children in America's foster care system face a tremendous amount of psychological stress. Many have been removed from traumatic home situations because of neglect...

This Foster Care Month, Pass Laws to Improve the Lives of...

May is National Foster Care Month. Last week President Trump issued a statement in support of this recognition and expressed gratitude for the thousands...

Parents Locked Up, Kids Left Out: Who Really Suffers?

The American criminal justice system has created a culture of mass incarceration. As of 2015, the U.S. incarceration rate (698 per 100,000 people) was the...

House Bill Tackling Opioid Epidemic Emphasizes Needs of Affected Children

On Friday, June 22, the House of Representatives passed H. R. 6, SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act, by a vote of 396 –...

Foster Children: Giving Voice to the Voiceless

Every child deserves a voice. Foster children, however, are often denied any chance to be heard. That’s where the Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASAs) come in....

California Looks to Lead the Country in Child Well-Being

Recently there have been several developments in California that suggest a groundswell of support for children’s well-being. The new administration of Governor...

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