Show: The Imprint Weekly

What We’ve Learned About Supporting Adoptions

On this week’s episode, we discuss the federal about-face on child support payment policies for youth in foster care; how the workforce crisis is impacting Texas juvenile justice; and the latest on localizing juvenile justice in California. 

Guest Interview Details

Debbie Riley, CEO and co-founder of the Center for Adoption Support and Education, joins us to talk about what we’ve learned about post-adoption support in America and the recent data on adopted youth returning to foster care unearthed by USA Today this year.

Reading Room

The Federal Government Will Allow States to Stop Charging Families for Foster Care Coming Soon to Congress: Discussion on Child Support Clawback Understaffed, and Under Federal Investigation, Texas Juvenile Detention System Halts Intake How Hidden Foster Care Harms Children and Parents of Color The Imprint’s Hidden Foster Care Series California Budget Plan Supports Shifting Youth from State Prisons to Juvenile Halls, Amid Opposition Los Angeles County Launches New Youth Development Department to Deter Crime For tens of thousands of children in the U.S., their “forever family” doesn’t last long. USA TODAY investigates: Why do adoptions fail? Connections Matter: Relationships with Birth Families are Important for Foster, Adopted Children Free Online Training Platform Launched for Adoption and Guardianship Workers
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