Graphic Evidence that Child Welfare Surveillance Doesn’t Work
There is a graphic making the rounds in child welfare that’s gotten a fair amount of attention lately — but its numbers are misleading.
More than 300,000 Sign Petition to End For-Profit Foster Care
More than a quarter-million people have signed a petition calling on the federal government to ban for-profit companies from the network of homes and institutions caring for foster children.
Children’s Rights Names Shereen White As its First Policy Director
Children’s Rights, a national nonprofit that uses the law to improve public systems serving children, has named Shereen White as its first policy director.
Judges Toss Class Actions Against Ohio, West Virginia
Federal judges have dismissed two lawsuits filed over the treatment of relative caregivers in Ohio and of foster youth in West Virginia.
Supreme Court Says Philadelphia Violated Catholic Child Welfare Group’s First Amendment Rights
The unanimous decision in Fulton v. City of Philadelphia found that by requiring Catholic Social Services to approve the homes of same-sex couples, it had violated the faith-based organization’s rights.
Ohio Counties Plead for State Funds to Boost Kinship Caregivers’ Pay
A federal judge has been trying for years to get Ohio to pay kinship caregivers their due under federal law, but counties say there’s not enough money from the state to make it feasible.
Washington, D.C., Finally Exits Decades-Long Court Battle Over Foster Care
On June 1, a federal judge issued final approval for a settlement in a decades-old case to improve the experience of foster children in the nation's capital.
Leading Child Welfare Litigation Group Pledges to Join Growing Fight Over ‘Most Urgent Civil Rights Battle of Our Time’
One of the nation’s leading legal advocacy groups for children recently embraced a new agenda, pledging to disrupt “institutional racism and its effects on the child welfare system.”
Class-Action Lawsuit in Alabama Alleges Mistreatment of Foster Youth
Alabama’s child welfare agency unnecessarily “segregates” foster youth with mental health problems in a complex of 19 psychiatric institutions, when most could be cared for in the community, according to a class-action lawsuit filed today.