Show: The Imprint Weekly

A New Law to Support Mothers-to-Be in Prison

On this week’s episode, we discuss the slow-developing effort to connect current and former foster youth with federal pandemic assistance, and a new bill that would extend the deadline for it. Also: the Family First Act clearinghouse reconsiders some programs; federal judges toss three child welfare lawsuits; Supreme Court asked to decide the fate of the Indian Child Welfare Act; and Maryland commission recommends an end to automatic transfers from the juvenile justice system.

Guest Interview Details

Rae Baker of the Minnesota Prison Doula Project joins to discuss her organization’s efforts to help expecting moms in prison as they prepare for birth, and a precedent-setting state law the project successfully pushed for that will offer a chance for these moms to stay with their newborns outside of the prison walls.

Reading Room

Healers in the System: From The Health Field to Child Welfare Leadership Register for FREE! Pandemic Relief Funds for California Foster Youth Slow to Reach Needy Young Adults as Deadline Approaches Youth Voice: As Deadline for Federal Pandemic Relief Looms, Fosters Are Being Failed Yet Again Family First Clearinghouse Approves Two New Services, Will Reconsider Ohio Kinship Navigator Clearinghouse Abruptly Downgrades Family Centered Treatment Judges Toss Class Actions Against Ohio, West Virginia Both Sides Ask Supreme Court to Decide Fate of Indian Child Welfare Act Minneapolis Lawyers Rely on ‘Gold Standard’ Law to Keep Native American Families Together This Land, Season 2 Reform Council Recommends Ending Policy of Automatically Charging Some Youth as Adults
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