richard wexler

Lessons for Child Welfare From the Tales of Wells Fargo

Financial incentives matter. They matter in child welfare, too. Most of the discussion of financial incentives in child welfare deals with government incentives – the fact that states can tap into a huge open-ended federal entitlement to hold children in foster care...

Soldier in War Against AIDS Will Be Missed

"One of the soldiers has gone on home," said Ronnie Bass, executive director of Someone Cares of Atlanta. Filling the shoes of Doderick Moore will be difficult, he said.

Talking to a Doctor About Substance Use

Making sure doctors are trained in prevention and treatment is critical. Assuring that addiction is addressed in routine medical practice will help to finally shed the stigma of these health problems that makes us reluctant to discuss them.

Youth Voices Are Central to Effort to Reauthorize JJDPA

October is Youth Justice Awareness Month, and as consensus builds in the Senate and the House around the need for criminal justice reform, the effort to reauthorize the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act (JJDPA) is gaining momentum.

Creating Safe Spaces for LGBTQ Kids

Creating Safe Spaces for LGBTQ Kids

Harassment is a serious problem for lesbian, gay bisexual and transgender (LGBTQ) youth. Even when harassment is not outright, kids may still be in an unwelcome climate in which they are marginalized.