Bravehearts Demonstrates That Foster Kids Must Be Listened to

Since 1851, The Children’s Village has been serving and caring for children and families. We have always had the very best intentions, but have not always achieved the very best results.

Concerns About Job Corps Safety Continue in Congress

Roughly two years after the homicides of two students prompted a congressional review of Job Corps, federal lawmakers continue to probe for answers about safety in its training centers and its funding may be cut.

Navigating the Path to a Successful Career: The Vitality of Vital Records

In today’s world, having access to your vital records (birth certificate, Social Security card, state ID card) is, in fact, vital. The consequences system-involved youth experience by not having these essential records include potential housing instability, the inability to pursue certain educational opportunities and financial aid, and lack of access to public benefits. Not having identification can also be a barrier to employment. This is the situation Bruce Morgan, Juvenile Law Center’s youth advocate alum, faced.

Removals to Foster Care Called ‘Jane Crow’

In New York City, the agency that handles children’s services asked for 40 percent more removals of children from their families to foster care than in the same quarter a year ago. An article in The New York Times says the practice is called by some Jane Crow, because it affects mostly low-income women of color.