CA Foster Care Ombudsman
Needs More Authority, Independence
By Curt Child and Ian Sandefer
The article offers recommendations for improving the ombudsmanís role in California. While not a panacea, an ombudsman with more authority and independence would help strengthen foster care services in California and ensure that they meet the needs of dependent youth and children.
The Ayotte Opinion
Implications for New Hampshire and Other States
By Rebecca Gudeman
On November 30, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Ayotte v. Planned Parenthood of Northern New England, a case involving a New Hampshire statute that requires parental notification before a minor can receive an abortion. Just two months later, on January 18th, 2006, the court issued a unanimous decision, taking an approach that was a surprise to advocates on both sides of the issue.
January-March 2006 issue 1.8 MB, 24 pages.
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