Sunday, December 11, 2005

This Week's News: 11 Dec 2005

Foster Youth

Cuts to Foster Care Funding will Jeopardize Children Living with Relatives (updated) by Casey Trupin and Vicki Turetsky – CLASP. Congress is working to reconcile House and Senate versions of the FY 2006 federal budget. The House reconciliation bill includes provisions to decrease federally funded foster care services by $577 million over five years and $1.3 billion over ten years. This brief examines the provisions, which, if implemented, would discourage the placement of abused and neglected children with grandparents and other relatives, impede efforts to reunify children with their parents, and make it more difficult to provide critical services to children and families. Originally published on November 9, the document was updated in December 2005. Pub No. 05-48. 5 pages. 12/5/2005

Juvenile Justice

Pennsylvania Juvenile Justice Innovations Highlighted in New Report As part of the MacArthur Foundation’s Models for Change program (with which JLC is heavily engaged, in particular as the lead entity in Pennsylvania), our colleagues at the D.C. based Youth Law Center have issued a major new report, KEYSTONES FOR REFORM: Promising Juvenile Justice Policies and Practices in Pennsylvania. Click here to download the report (PDF).

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