The Imprint Brings Child Welfare and Youth Justice Journalism to Texas
In 2017, The Imprint, then called The Chronicle of Social Change, launched an ambitious plan to scale its important reporting nationally.
Since, the organization has established operations in New York, Minnesota, Michigan, Arizona, Wyoming and Florida in addition to its home base of California.
"We are thrilled to bring our work to Texas and deeply grateful to the Reissa Foundation for making this possible," said Imprint Publisher Daniel Heimpel. "We are going to work our very hardest to bring accountability and transparency to the systems that serve the state's most vulnerable children, youth and families."
Since its inception, The Imprint has published over 4,500 articles on issues impacting children, youth and families. Those stories have been recognized by L.A. Press Club, University of Southern California School of Social Work and the Child Welfare League of America, among many others.
In fiscal year 2020, the publications work led to an estimated more than 1,000 media pickups with links, co-publishes or follow-up coverage in outlets including The Washington Post, The Nation, Time, The Hill, The Atlantic, San Francisco Chronicle, NPR, New York Daily News, Politico, LA Daily News and The Los Angeles Times.
"The child welfare system impacts thousands of Texas families and children every year. Providing full coverage of the policies, practices and outcomes is essential to ensuring a supportive, safe and successful system for Texans in their time of need. The Imprint's ongoing child welfare reporting will play a critical role in this process and we are pleased to support their work in Texas and nationally."
ABOUT FOSTERING MEDIA CONNECTIONS
Fostering Media Connections (FMC) uses the power of media and journalism to lead the conversation about children, youth and families in America.
FMC publishes The Imprint, a daily news site focused on child welfare and youth justice as well as a bi-monthly magazine, Fostering Families Today, which is distributed to foster families across America. www.imprintnews.org
Beyond producing stories, FMC employs an aggressive dissemination strategy to see its stories re-published in other media outlets, amplifying impact.
ABOUT REISSA FOUNDATION
The Reissa Foundation is a family foundation working for change in our communities. As a legacy of the RGK Foundation, they are committed to improving the lives of vulnerable populations in California and Texas.