‘That’s a Big, Big Problem,’ Computer Glitch in Arizona CPS Keeps Public Records Hidden For 15 Years From Lawyers and Families

Arizona’s Child Protective Services (CPS) is yet again embroiled in controversy, this time over the revelation that a computer glitch kept public records hidden for more than 15 years. The error could have an enormous impact on the system as well as the families and lawyers involved with it, according to experts. The Arizona Republic […]

Cultural Identity Can be Maintained in Foster Care

Edgar remembers playing with a toy car on the kitchen floor, watching his stepmother make flautas, guacamole and beans. “She would always make these really good dishes,” he recalled. Years later — in the kitchen of his “independent living” apartment where he is learning to be self-reliant — Edgar does his best to recreate her […]

For Former Foster Youth, Sierra College is a Beacon of Hope

Years of bouncing around California foster care left Jason Weems yearning for a better future. Like so many youth exiting foster care, he needed help to make that happen. Luckily for Jason and about 250 other former foster kids, Sierra College has the support they need. The Auburn Journal reports: Sonbol Aliabadi, executive director of […]

Homeless Foster Kids Finding New Life in Los Angeles

Claudia Jacqueline Benjamin was one of hundreds of Los Angeles County foster children who preferred life on the streets to living in the homes of strangers. Matters took a turn for the worse when she went on the lam from a foster home for three weeks and landed in juvenile detention. The Los Angeles Times […]