child welfare financing
The Great Waiver Myth
This analysis is part of The Imprint’s series entitled: “Dollars and Priorities: The Financing of Child Welfare.” As I begin this series analyzing efforts to change how the federal government finances the country’s child welfare systems, the Title IV-E Waiver Demonstration (“waiver”) program seems like a natural place to start.
When Child Welfare Works: Recommendations on IV-E Finance Reform
Two major foundations joined to call for a restructuring of federal child welfare funds aimed at improving foster and kinship care, limiting the amount of time that federal funds can be spent on them for any one youth, and ending certain federal spending on group care.