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Biden administration

Portrait of Katie Miller, a woman with short auburn hair and a black top.

8/8/2022

With Lived Experience, Don’t Ask If You Don’t Plan to Act

To really help families with child welfare experience, we must build trust, listen without agenda and commit to making family-driven changes.

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Biden Administration Names New Associate Commissioner of the Family Youth and Services Bureau

1/11/2022

Biden Administration Names New Associate Commissioner of the Family Youth and Services Bureau

The Biden administration made another addition to its youth and family services leadership team in December: Kimberly Waller is the associate commissioner of the Family and Youth Services Bureau, a division of the Administration for Children and Families (ACF).

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Family First Clearinghouse Approves Two New Services, Will Reconsider Ohio Kinship Navigator

7/27/2021

Government Seeks Comment on Possible Changes to Family First Handbook

The Biden administration may revise the handbook for evaluating services meant to prevent the use of foster care in some child welfare cases.

Plaintiffs and lawmakers want the Biden administration to immediately return to an Obama-era policy of collecting voluntary data on foster youth, including sexual orientation and gender identity.

6/3/2021

Plaintiffs, Lawmakers Seek Quick Decision on Sexual Orientation Data Collection

Tribes and advocacy groups want the federal government to once again begin collecting voluntary data about sexual orientation of foster youth and adoptees.

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California Sen. Dianne Feinstein led a call to the Biden administration to aid transition-age foster youth, who were hit especially hard during the pandemic.

6/2/2021

Senators Push Biden Administration to Aid Transitional Foster Youth

Thirteen senators led by Dianne Feinstein and Mark Warner called on the Biden administration to aid transition-age foster youth, who were hit especially hard during the pandemic.

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4/15/2021

Biden’s Child Welfare Chief Meets Foster Youth, Calling for Cash Grants and Promising to Address Systemic Racism

Aysha Schomburg, who was appointed associate commissioner of the federal Children’s Bureau by President Joe Biden this year, speaks with Think of Us founder Sixto Cancel at a live-streamed townhall Thursday.

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    2/19/2021

    JooYeun Chang Joins Biden Child Welfare Team

    JooYeun Chang, who is departing as child welfare director for the State of Michigan to join the Biden administration. Photo: U.S. Administration for Children and Families
    Former Michigan child welfare director JooYeun Chang has joined the Biden administration as the principal deputy assistant secretary at the Administration for Children and Families (ACF).

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    11/16/2020

    Biden Should Keep Jerry Milner at Children’s Bureau

    The election of former Vice President Joe Biden provides an opportunity to end the war against poor families waged by the Trump administration. President Trump sought to deny millions of Americans – including children – health care, food stamps and cash assistance.

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    President Joe Biden's first proposed budget would put millions toward things like alternatives to youth incarceration.

    11/11/2020

    The Biden Transition Team: Key Players on Family and Justice

    President-Elect Joe Biden and Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris. Photo courtesy of Facebook
    President-Elect Joe Biden has kicked off what might be a bit of a fraught transition by naming hundreds of people to his agency review teams, which are generally responsible for getting a bead on operations across the sprawling federal bureaucracy and developing a “Day One” agenda for the administration.