California youth-led advocacy organization California Youth Connection (CYC) is the first large scale child welfare training program developed and run by current and former foster youth. It is a collaboration between youth, child welfare professionals, and youth-serving organizations that empowers foster youth ages 16 to 24.
Florida Lakeland nonprofit Take a Kid Fishing FL seeks to improve lives of children in foster care by mentoring them and taking them on fishing excursions.
Maine Governor Paul LePage signed four bills aimed at improving the child protection system. The bills give caseworkers increased access, funding to be increased to $21 million, and for "reasonable efforts" to be made to reunify families.
CALL FOR ACTION from Voice for Adoption - The latest Voice for Adoption advocacy updates can be found here.
Aderholt Amendment update from the Human Rights Campaign Foundation can be found here.