Date posted: July 24th, 2014
On July16, the first of several Ohio Fostering Connections community forums convened in Cleveland, to discuss extending supportive services to foster youth through age 21. The Cuyahoga County Division of Children and Family Services (DCFS), YWCA of Greater Cleveland, CWRU Schubert Center for Child Studies, and Fostering the Soul, in partnership with the Ohio Association of Child Care Agencies (OACCA), hosted this forum, which took place at Friendly Inn Settlement. …Read more.
Date posted: May 27th, 2014
On March 10, 2014 the Schubert Center, with the assistance of faculty associate Jessie Hill, associate dean for faculty development and research at the CWRU School of Law, joined 16 other organizations with the Children’s Law Center in submitting an amicus or “friend of the court” brief to the Ohio Supreme Court in support of eliminating mandatory bindover of youth (State of Ohio v. …Read more.
Date posted: February 5th, 2014
Ohio Governor John Kasich and the Ohio Department of Youth Services, in partnership with with the Departments of Education, Medicaid, Mental Health and Addiction Services, Public Safety, and Rehabilitation and Correction, the Governor’s Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives, and the office of the Ohio Attorney General, recently launched Ohio Communities 4 Kids (OC4K), a research-informed initiative to keep Ohio children in their communities on a path toward positive growth and out of the juvenile and criminal justice system. …Read more.
Date posted: January 31st, 2014
Launched in January 2014, Ohio Fostering Connections is a coalition of advocates, child welfare professionals and youth working together to extend support to foster youth through age 21. Extensive research shows youth who remain in care through age 21 have improved outcomes compared to those who leave care at 18, including reduced likelihood of early pregnancy or homelessness and increased chances to be working or in school. …Read more.