Top Headlines 4/20

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Child Welfare

Yesterday, Gabrielle Canon of the Huffington Post began a two-parter on the lives of foster youth with a profile of Enrique Montiel, now a social worker, who was nine years old when he and his four siblings were taken from their home. Today she followed up with a wide-angle look at child welfare funding and policy around the country.


Do summer jobs affect financial aid packages? A kid would have to really have to rake it in for it to matter, says Lynn O’Shaughnessy of Moneywatch.

The New York state legislature held a rather heated discussion on a state-level version of the DREAM Act, reports Simon Garron-Caine of the Legislative Gazette.

Lucas County, Ohio is tying 300 summer jobs for youth to TANF eligibility, reports Brian Schwartz of

Juvenile Justice

Part two of five in Bill Sanders’ series on drug addiction and juvenile justice at the Juvenile Justice Information Exchange.

The American Civil Liberties Union’s Colin Petersen, in a column that appeared on a website called, rips the Obama administration for not yet having nominated an administrator for the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.