Caseworkers Dispirited Over Charges in Girl’s Death

By Cara Buckley and Mosi Secret  |  The New York Times  —   The faces looked commanding, soulful and, above all, streetwise, as they began staring out at New Yorkers three years ago from posters blanketing subway cars. The intent was to recruit top-flight talent to the city’s beleaguered Administration of Children’s Services after the death of 7-year-old Nixzmary […]

Posted Thursday, March 24th, 2011

Corene Kendrick – 2011 Wasserstein Public Interest Fellow

Staff Attorney Corene Kendrick will visit Harvard Law School March 30-31, 2011, as a Wasserstein Public Interest Fellow. This program brings public interest attorneys to Harvard to counsel law students about public service. Each Wasserstein Fellow spends one to two days on campus meeting individually with law students to advise them about public interest career […]

Posted Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011

Unclear Oversight Yields Repeated Violations at Youth Home

Unclear Oversight Yields Repeated Violations at Home for Troubled Youth By Trey Bundy  |  The New York Times  — In Alameda County, there is just one emergency group-home shelter for emotionally disturbed teenagers. It is called Refuge, for Resource Environment for Underprivileged Groups Enterprise Inc., but according to state documents and former employees, it is anything but a […]

Posted Saturday, March 19th, 2011

Foster Care Benefits Listserv for Advocates and Attorneys

YLC has launched a foster care benefits listserv in collaboration with the Alliance for Children’s Rights, Bay Area Legal Aid, and the Benchmark Institute. The focus of the Listserv is benefits for children involved in the child welfare or juvenile justice system, including not only cash benefits like AFDC-FC (foster Care benefits), Adoption Assistance Payments […]

Posted Wednesday, March 9th, 2011