President Obama directly acknowledged that his administration’s immigration enforcement practices break up families and exclude parents from decisions about the custody of their children, reports Seth Freed Wessler of Color Lines.
The Penn State scandal has state lawmakers scrambling to draft legislation aimed at preventing child sex abuse, reports Amy Worden of the Philadelphia Inquirer.
Three Illinois dioceses have dropped their lawsuit against the state for canceling their child welfare contracts, reports Manya Brachear of the Chicago Tribune. Each of the dioceses’ Catholic Charities agencies did not want to license foster and adoptive couples who were joined by civil unions, a process that became legal in Illinois over the summer.
From Youth Today: Congress approved appropriations last night that continues to chop at federal spending on juvenile justice.
Youth services coordinators are on the chopping block in Chicago as Mayor Rahm Emmanuel pushes budget-tightening layoffs, reports Kristen Mack of the Chicago Tribune.