Show: The Imprint Weekly

Headlines: The First ‘Active Efforts’ State and the Uneven Rise of Kin

On this week’s Headlines edition of the podcast, we discuss a precedent-setting law passed and signed in Minnesota called the African American Family Preservation and Child Welfare Disproportionality Act, and break down the basics of new child welfare policies finalized by the Biden administration.We also discuss a recent Imprint analysis of kinship care in New York, some legislation that was inspired by our reporting in California, and…doggies in the courtroom?

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Minnesota Governor Signs Bill Raising Bar for Taking ‘African American or Disproportionately Represented’ Children Into Foster Care

Senators Press Biden Administration Over Lack of Progress on Foster Care Prevention Law

Florida Child Welfare Agency Wages Legal Battle, Seeks Felony Charge for Ex-Watchdog

Oregon Settles Child Welfare Civil Lawsuit; Expert Will Be Appointed to Oversee the Troubled System

Where Kin Come First: The Imprint’s analysis of New York child welfare agencies’ reliance on family and friends reveals where children end up depends a lot on geography.
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Civil Rights Panel Highlights Widespread Discrimination Against Black Families in New York’s Child Welfare System

Paris Hilton Joins California Lawmakers to Push for Better Protections in Youth Residential Care

 ‘Welcome to our Family Courthouse,’ Facility Dogs Declare

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