Looking Ahead: The Nation’s Child Welfare Systems after Coronavirus
There is every reason to believe the COVID-19 pandemic will have a long-felt impact on child welfare systems around the country. The list of concerns starts with mortality, and whether children lose one or both of their parents.
Struggling Under Child Welfare Lawsuit Settlement, South Carolina Hires a Leader Who Just Helped End One
South Carolina’s child welfare system is struggling to meet its goals under a class-action lawsuit settlement brought by Children’s Rights, a nonprofit litigator based in New York City. Tennessee recently exited such a settlement with the same organization after a nearly two-decade roller coaster ride.
Hawaii Governor Signs Slate of Child Welfare and Juvenile Justice Laws
This summer has seen a lot of action around youth-centric legislation in Hawaii. In July, Gov. David Ige (D) signed a number of new laws governing the state’s child welfare and juvenile justice systems.