Show: The Imprint Weekly

“Straightening Out” Foster Youth

On this week’s podcast, we discuss a big state court opinion on juvenile life sentences, some more workforce crisis stories, and one state supreme court chief justice’s scathing dissent in perhaps her last case involving a foster youth.

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Leslie Lacy of Fostering Hope Louisiana, who used to represent parents and children in child welfare cases as an attorney, joins us to discuss her organization’s effort to get braces for youth in foster care as part of a broader mental health and life skills strategy.

Reading Room

Strategies for Youth’s Youth Voices Contest Details:; Entry form: State of Tennessee vs. Tyshon Booker Louisiana Should Remove Incarcerated Youth from Angola Immediately, Federal Official Says Head of Louisiana’s Office of Juvenile Justice resigns amid crisis in state’s youth jails ‘Child Without Placement’ Rotations Stretch Texas CPS Workforce Funding, Staffing Shortages Beleaguer Youth Psychiatric Facilities Child Welfare Caseloads Grow in Omaha Area After Troubled Private Contract Ends McCormack’s Dissent Fostering Hope Louisiana
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