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Conrad N. Hilton Foundation Supports New Foster Care Digital Magazine

A new digital magazine on foster care recently went live. A collaboration between Youth Today and the Juvenile Justice Information Exchange, the website provides complete coverage of foster care issues in an accessible, easy to read digital form.


Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative Hosts Fourth in Webinar Series on Strengthening Families Act

The Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative is hosting the fourth session in a six-part webinar series, “Leveraging the Strengthening Families Act,” which explores the critical opportunities for improving outcomes for young people transitioning from foster care through the law. This webinar will explore key elements of authentic youth engagement and examine in detail a strategyRead More

Silicon Valley Thought Leaders Host Event on Promoting Technology Solutions for Children in Foster Care

FCWG members the Walter S. Johnson Foundation, the Pritzker Foundation, and California Youth Connection, along with other thought leaders, co-hosted an event on May 6 called “Shape the Solution: Help Hack America’s Child Welfare System.” Designed to build a national movement to revolutionize the nation’s child welfare system, the event kicked off the beginning ofRead More


California Youth Connection Seeks Executive Director

The Board of Directors of California Youth Connection (CYC) seeks a dynamic, strategic leader and communicator with a demonstrated commitment to working with foster youth on a statewide level. The CYC Executive Director will advance the mission of developing leaders who empower each other and their communities to transform the foster care system through legislativeRead More


Annie E. Casey Foundation Releases New Report on the Impact of Parental Incarceration

On April 25, the Annie E. Casey Foundation released a new report on the impact of parental incarceration on children, families, and communities. It also recommends policy reforms that would help children who struggle with emotional and financial instability as a result of having an incarcerated parent.  


Juvenile Justice and Homelessness Webinar

May 9, 2016 at 1pm – 2pm ET Join Casey Trupin from the Raikes Foundation and Lisa Pilnik from the National Coalition for Juvenile Justice to discuss the substantial and troubling link between the juvenile/criminal justice system and youth homelessness. Because interactions between youth and various aspects of the justice system (law enforcement, prosecution, detention,Read More


Call for Applications: John Jay/Tow Reporting Fellows

  Troubled Kids: Changing the Culture of Juvenile Justice Covering the News Stories in Juvenile Justice John Jay College, New York City June 13-14, 2016 Presented by John Jay College Center on Media, Crime and Justice and the Tow Foundation  The Center on Media, Crime and Justice (CMCJ) at John Jay College of Criminal JusticeRead More


Latest Insights Issue Focuses on Crossover Youth

The California Child Welfare Co-Investment Partnership released the latest issue of insights, Volume X, Crossover Youth: A Shared Responsibility. The issue offers an overview of data, policy and reform efforts that seek to better understand crossover youth and share accountability for their well-being. The Co-Investment Partnership includes five philanthropic partners, including FCWG members Casey FamilyRead More


Annie E. Casey Foundation Seeking Participants for Permanency Video

The Annie E. Casey Permanency for Older Youth team is looking for teens and adults who may be interested in participating in a video to highlight the importance of legal permanency for older youth in foster care. Through this video, young people who are or were in foster care will share their compelling stories toRead More


Edna McConnell Clark Foundation and other donors launch Blue Meridian Partners

The Edna McConnell Clark Foundation (EMCF) and nine other donors launched Blue Meridian Partners, aimed at investing at least $1 billion in high-performance nonprofits that are poised to have national impact for economically disadvantaged children and youth. Blue Meridian Partners is being incubated at EMCF and chaired by Stanley Druckenmiller, the chairman of the HarlemRead More

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