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Child Welfare

Cheryl Wetzstein of the Washington Times reports on research by the American Values’ Center for Marriage and Families that says cohabiting couples pose instability and risk for children.

Los Angeles County is refusing to turn over records involving the deaths of children under supervision of its child welfare agency despite a warning from the state’s auditor, reports Garrett Therolf of the LA Times.

Catholic Charities will have to wait a while longer to learn if the organization will be allowed to keep its state contracts for adoptive and foster care services, reports Doug Finke of

Juvenile Justice

Disgraced judge Mark Ciavarella, a key figure in the Luzerne County, Pa. juvenile court scandal, is pleading pauper and appealing his conviction, reports Terrie Morgan-Besecker of the Times Leader.

Kids Count

As usual, the Kids Count Data Book produced by the Annie E. Casey Foundation created a lot of news coverage. Click here to access most of the state-level coverage.

Remember young adults as we count kids, said Forum for Youth Investment CEO Karen Pittman, writing for Spark Action.