Calif. Supreme Court Expands Child Dependency Hearsay Exception
By Kristine Kim
The hearsay statements of three-year-old Lucero regarding sexual abuse by her father were properly admitted into evidence at a hearing to determine jurisdiction in a dependency proceeding, according to a recent decision of the California Supreme Court.
Devastating Report on Racial Disparities in Juvenile Justice
In April, Building Blocks for Youth released a report documenting in shocking detail the vast racial disparities that exist within the juvenile justice system.
Minimum Income Requirements Can Be Another Form of Housing Discrimination
By Adam Culbreath
The rental application process is relatively straightforward: the prospective tenant submits an application containing information about household composition and income, along with references; the landlord reviews the information, obtains credit reports on prospective tenants, and selects a small pool of satisfactory applicants; references are checked; and a decision is made.
Parent Prevails Over Grandparents on Child Visitation
By Kristine Kim
The eagerly anticipated decision in Troxel v. Granville, widely known as the “grandparents’ rights case,” was handed down by the U.S. Supreme Court’s on June 5.
Troubling Declines in Family Health Coverage
Medicaid “Replacement Rates” Fail to Cover Many Eligible Families
By Lucy Quacinella
One aspect of the fallout of welfare reform that has met with near universal concern is the loss of Medicaid coverage by families leaving welfare for work.
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