data sharing


Calif. Legislation Would Bolster Child Welfare, Education Info Sharing

In the wake of a federal law giving child welfare agencies direct access to education records, legislation is moving in California to bolster its data sharing efforts. Assembly Bill 1878 creates a direct link between agencies and schools for the sharing of information when a child is in the foster care system.

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Helpful Assets for Uninterrupted Scholars Act Implementation

Youth Services Insider caught a recent webinar organized by the American Bar Association, SPARC and First Focus on the Uninterrupted Scholars Act, which specifically dealt with how states and child welfare systems should go about the business of implementing the law.


Whispers and Bated Breath

With historic gains for the education of California’s foster youth close at hand, advocates, service providers and this journalist-gone-rogue can hardly hold back the excitement. It has been a long hard slog, but a broad coalition of foster youth and their supporters are close to realizing a long awaited dream.


Capitol View on Kids: The Latest from Washington on Children and Families

New Bipartisan Data Technology Bill Introduced in House On Tuesday, March 5, Reps. Dave Reichert (R-Wash.) and Lloyd Doggett (D-Texas) introduced H.R. 948, legislation that would require greater coordination and standardization of data collection systems within the human service community including child welfare programs.