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Friday, March 20, 2020   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Marisa Murakami
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US - Representatives Karen Bass (D-Calif.) and Danny Davis (D-Ill.) are urging colleges and universities to include vulnerable students and foster youth when making provisions to prevent the spread of Coronavirus. They expressed their concerns that decisions made to decrease community spread of the virus could unintentionally cause hardships for vulnerable and foster youth.

Florida bill is proposing to allow judges to decide whether transition plan is appropriate when transferring children out of temporary custody into full custody of parent. This bill is for a specific situation and also would allow for fictive kin, non-relatives of a child who have a family-like relationship, to petition.

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that 40,000 workers from human services nonprofits will contract with the city as "essential city personnel" under his state of emergency declaration including guaranteed contract payments to those human service organizations, even if they can no longer meet their contractual obligations.

The latest from Voice for Adoption advocacy can be found here.

Update from the Human Rights Campaign Foundation can be found here.