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its impact on child welfare.

Judge Block Administration Expedited Removal of Immigrants

On Saturday, September 28, U.S. District Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson issued a preliminary injunction on the Trump Administration’s attempt to expand its use of expedited removals beyond just the 100-mile U.S. border. The policy change

ABA’s Youth in Court Toolkit

The American Bar Association’s (ABA) Center on Children and the Law recently released its Youth in Court toolkit. The toolkit provides a basic framework of adolescent brain science, a legal overview of laws relating to

Census Data Shows Poverty Down in the U.S. and Large Income Disparities

On Thursday, September 26, the U.S. Census Bureau’s released the 2018 American Community Survey (ACS) detailing information on American social and economic measures such as jobs and occupations, educational attainment, and other topics. The nation’s

Child Trends Report on Funding Supports and Services for Transition-Age Youth

Child Trends released a report, sponsored by Youth Villages, on “Funding Supports and Services for Young People Transitioning from Foster Care” to address existing funding supports and services that do not adequately cover the types

Juvenile Justice FY2020 Funding Passed out of Committee Unanimously

On Thursday, September 26, the Senate Committee on Appropriations unanimously approved the FY2020 Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies (CJS) bill (S.2584) including funding for the $7.6 billion for the 2020 Decennial Census (an increase

Congress Breaks After CR is Adopted

The Senate gave an ok to HR 4378, a Continuing Resolution (CR) to provide funding for FY 2020 from October 1 through November 21, 2019. Both Houses will be off for the next two weeks


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