Show: The Imprint Weekly

The Family First Act, Five Years Later

On this week’s podcast we discuss some great recent coverage in The Imprint about extended foster care, “second look” laws for youth convicted in adult court, and efforts to improve educational stability for youth in foster care. 

Heather Baker of Public Consulting Group joins us on the fifth anniversary of the Family First Act to discuss the law’s finer points, what conversations states are having about this law today, and more.

Guest Interview Details

Heather Baker leads Public Consulting Group’s child welfare and youth services practice, helping state, county, and community-based agencies invest in programs, people, and technologies that improve the lives of children and families. Prior to joining PCG, she worked at the Commonwealth of Massachusetts’ Executive Office of Administration and Finance, Fiscal Affairs Division.

Reading Room

Register for Mental Health at the Crossroads Register for Under Construction: Policies that Shape -Policies that Shape the NY Child Welfare System Hurdles Keep Texas Youth Out of Extended Foster Care Designed to Help Them A Second Look: Cordell Miller and The Criminal Justice System Eight Years After Federal Law to Improve School Stability for Foster Youth, States Still Scrambling ICWA Author Sen. James Abourezk Dies at 92 A Complete Guide to The Family First Act Implementing the Family First Prevention Services Act
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