Building a Voice for System-Involved Youth with Alain Datcher

On this week’s podcast we discuss the everyday impact of the Indian Child Welfare Act in court; a guide for current and former foster youth who want to find out if they are owed social security benefits; Alabama gets sued (again); and new entries into the Family First Prevention Services Act.

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Guest Interview Details

Alain Datcher, executive director of the new Los Angeles Youth Commission, joins us to talk about how the new body will be put together and what guarantees are in place to make sure it has real power to influence the discussion on child welfare and juvenile justice policy.

Reading Room

Register for “Dollars and Dreams: Don’t Waste What’s in Your Wallet!” Minneapolis Lawyers Rely on ‘Gold Standard’ Law to Keep Native American Families Together Were You Ever in Foster Care? Here’s How to Find Out if the Government Took Your Money Class-Action Lawsuit in Alabama Alleges Mistreatment of Foster Youth Clearinghouse OKs Five More Programs for Family First Act Los Angeles Youth Commission Website