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State Limits Foster Homes to 6 Children

March 30, 2010
Sacramento Bee – Senior Attorney Bill Grimm comments on new limits in California on the number of children allowed in a foster home, designed to improve living conditions for foster children.…

A Means to Make a Difference

February 23, 2010
Education Pioneers – A profile of Attorney and Director of NCYL’s Foster Youth Education Initiative Jesse Hahnel.…

Dalton Dyer’s Story (Video)

December 9, 2009
“As a foster child from a very early age, Dalton has never let his situation keep him from striving to do his best. Dalton has become an example to all foster children in California and even led to further legislation regarding the protection of foster…

Getting ‘downstream’ treatment dollars diverted ‘upstream’

December 1, 2009
Last week the advocacy group Disability Rights Washington filed a class-action civil rights lawsuit against Washington State on behalf of children and youth suffering from mental illness. The complaint cites the state’s failure to provide home- and community-based services that would effectively address these children’s…