Senators Push Biden Administration to Aid Transitional Foster Youth
Thirteen senators led by Dianne Feinstein and Mark Warner called on the Biden administration to aid transition-age foster youth, who were hit especially hard during the pandemic.
Pediatricians Group Lines Up Against Federal Bill to Extend Child Welfare Waivers
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) announced last week that it opposes federal legislation that would temporarily preserve child welfare waivers and delay implementation of the landmark Family First Prevention Services Act.
Cagle Coalition Seeks House Bill to Mirror Feinstein-Rubio Legislation Extending Title IV-Waivers
Proponents of a bill to extend flexible funding waivers for child welfare services in some states are looking for a member of Congress willing to lead the charge in the House of Representatives.
Will Shutdown-Ending Legislation Include Rubio, Feinstein Bill to Extend Foster Care Waivers?
Last week, Sens. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) introduced legislation that would allow scores of state and county child welfare agencies to delay implementing a new federal law that promises to reshape foster care.
Ohio Child Welfare Leaders Support Federal Legislation to Extend the Title IV-E Waiver
Imagine being a child protection agency director 20 years ago and making a bold decision to use the flexibility that comes with capped federal dollars to keep kids from entering foster care – instead of using the funding only as intended, to remove children from struggling families and place them into the system.
Family First Act: The California “Revolt” Against Federal Finance Reform
The Family First Prevention Services Act, which passed the House earlier this week, has garnered the sworn fealty of many national and state-level child welfare advocacy groups back when it was just a draft, much of which has been retained by the pared-down version.