Social workers “look at the delinquency system as having the power to control these [foster] kids. And the control is they get locked up. They think of that as a traditional method of disciplining the kids.”
A leading out-of-school-time organization is disappointed in the Obama administration’s budget request for next fiscal year, saying it fails to recognize the growing demand for after-school programs.
Young veterans need support in finding and maintaining a job, let alone a career pathway with family-sustaining wages.
A network of services is vital to meet needs of growing numbers of kids fleeing violence: academic support, legal representation and after-school enrichment.