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Capitol View on Kids

2/13/2022

During Confirmation Hearing for Top Biden Child Welfare Officials, Senators Voice Their Own Priorities

The confirmation hearing for Biden's top two child welfare officials took place last week, and the topics of discussion at the hearing are likely a strong indicator of what child welfare issues are front and center for various factions of D.C. in 2022.

In Texas, Illegal Foster Placements Soar Amid Shortage of Licensed Beds

1/12/2022

Outside Experts Give Texas Roadmap to Decrease Sky-high Rates of Foster Kids Sleeping in Offices, Hotels

An panel of child welfare experts made recommendations for keeping kids in the Texas foster care system safely housed, including supporting kin placements.

1/12/2022

Kids in Foster Care Belong in Families, Not Modern Day Orphanages

When it comes to the use of institutions and group homes, writes Cheri Williams, the system charged with “rehabilitating ineffective parents” has become an ineffective parent.

Family Settles Suit Against Michigan Youth Lockup Where Staff Killed Teen

1/4/2022

Family Settles Suit Against Michigan Youth Facility Where Staff Killed Teen

The family of a 16-year-old Michigan boy who died at the hands of staff members at a youth facility has settled in a wrongful death suit.

A National Reckoning on Congregate Care

12/31/2021

Top Stories of 2021: A National Reckoning on Congregate Care

The placement of youth in congregate care settings, including foster youth, faced criticism and a push for greater oversight this year.

Sequel facility closes amid abuse claims in New Mexico

12/15/2021

Yet Another Sequel-run Facility Closes Amid Abuse Claims, as the Private Company Settles with Family of Slain Foster Youth

A New Mexico residential facility for youth run by the for-profit Sequel Youth & Family Services will close following findings that staff physically abused children and failed to provide a “humane” environment.

    What it Takes to Ensure Quality Congregate Care

    11/30/2021

    What it Takes to Ensure Quality Congregate Care

    We need to develop an approach for federal oversight that ensures quality congregate care, and does not become an exercise in additional administrative burden, writes Jody Levison-Johnson.

    11/15/2021

    New York Shifts Away From Group Care for Foster Children Under New Federal Requirements

    Across New York state, the footprint of group homes for children in foster care has steadily shrunk or disappeared altogether.

    New York Lawmakers Clash with State Courts over New Congregate Care Rule

    9/29/2021

    New York Lawmakers Clash with State Courts over New Congregate Care Rule

    Nearly fifty New York state lawmakers have expressed legal, policy and fiscal concerns with a new court rule increasing oversight of group homes for foster children.