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Native woman holding her daughter
| by Darren Thompson | Native News Online
The US government’s public presentation of the Federal Indian Boarding School Initiative Investigative Report on May 11 is being called “historic” and “monumental.” It is the first time the federal government has admitted to funding and supporting Indian boarding schools and the…
Kern County Sheriff's Office monitors annual report cover
| by Kristin Vartan and Muska Olumi | 23ABC
The California Department of Justice (DOJ) is asking residents of Kern County, California, to weigh in on how they think the Kern County Sheriff’s Office (KCSO) is performing. These listening sessions will help the office meet the requirements of a stipulated judgment issued by DOJ in 2020.…
Nancy La Vigne headshot
| by The Crime Report
Nancy La Vigne has been appointed director of the National Institute of Justice (NIJ), which oversees crime research for the Office of Justice Programs at the Department of Justice. She served most recently as a senior fellow at the Council on Criminal Justice and director of the Council’s Task…
Liz Ryan
| by US Office of Justice Programs
Liz Ryan was appointed administrator of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) by President Joe Biden, effective May 16. As head of OJJDP, she will direct grant programs, training initiatives, and policy activities aimed at protecting children and strengthening the…
Black and white graphic with the words "The Black List" and a child's hand in an adult's hand.
| by Scott Pham | BuzzFeed News
One bad parenting decision can lead to decades of consequences for parents and caretakers placed on statewide child abuse registries due to “neglect” – a term not always clearly defined in the child welfare arena. While protecting children is the intent of the registries, a BuzzFeed News…
Michigan Senate building dome
| by Yue Stella Yu | Michigan Government
The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services will have a higher threshold for placing adults on the state’s child abuse and neglect registry if a legislation package – already unanimously approved by the state house and senate – is finalized. Growing criticism of the registry, which…
Morgan Davis and Randa Mulanax standing outside near a river.
| by Eleanor Klibanoff | Texas Tribune
An already overtaxed workforce is losing caseworkers following Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s directive to investigate parents of children receiving transgender medical care. One caseworker in Austin, Texas, put in his two-…
Artwork of four men in silhouette
| by Evident Change
The Marshall Project, NBC News, and ProPublica worked together to investigate a high-security detention facility for youth that opened quietly last summer in Louisiana. The…
| by Evident Change
Texas Governor Greg Abbott was in the spotlight last week for likening gender-affirming medical care to child abuse. In reaction, Evident Change called on Texans to reject Abbott’s call to report parents of transgender…
Family at park
| by Tom Buell | CourierTraveler
The Wichita Regional Director for the Kansas Department for Children and Families (DCF) said that the Team Decision Making® (TDM) model is helping the agency keep children out of foster care. Writing for a Winfield, Kansas-based newspaper, Tom Buell stated that DCF is taking several steps to…