Show: The Imprint Weekly

High Stakes, Silent Systems: Foster Youth and Reproductive Health

On this week’s podcast we discuss some of the figures in the biennial report on state-by-state child welfare spending from Child Trends. Also: looming deadlines on “Family Miranda” laws in two states and a Supreme Court case on ICWA, and more. 

Imprint reporter Michael Fitzgerald joins to talk about his investigative reporting looking into sexual and reproductive health policies for foster youth, an issue brought into sharp focus last year when the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade.


Michael Fitzgerald a senior reporter covering state and federal child welfare and youth justice. He was previously an editor for Pacific Standard Magazine, and his writing has appeared in the New Republic, Vice, Outside and other outlets. Fitzgerald is a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.


Child Welfare Financing Survey SFY 2020

San Bernardino Foster Youth File Class-Action Lawsuit

Texas Bill To Increase Rights for Parents Under Investigation Passes State House and Senate

Another Try for Legislation In New York Giving Parents ‘Miranda’ Rights During CPS Investigations

California’s Santa Clara County Aims to Keep Girls Out of Juvenile Lockups

Four California Counties Join Effort to End the Incarceration of Girls

High Stakes, Silent Systems
A three-part investigation on sexual and reproductive health in foster care.

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