Jessica Pryce


Time to End the CPS Power Trip

Jessica Pryce on the need to train the next child welfare workers on a shared power dynamic when it comes to engaging families

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Biden Proposes New Federal Data on ICWA Compliance 

The Biden administration has proposed new data requirements on state compliance with the Indian Child Welfare Act

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Federal Funding Available to Expand Wraparound Services in Affordable Housing

The Administration of Children and Families (ACF) is offering $2 million in grants for programs aimed at increasing stability and well-being for families living in affordable housing.

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Impact of Direct Cash Benefits to Low-Income Families Can Be Far-Reaching

A growing body of research shows the impact cash benefits can have on the safety of children

Youth Leaders Emerge from a Washington State Youth Prison, Urging a More Just and Safe World


Leaders Emerge from a Washington State Youth Prison, Urging a More Just and Safe World

Four young men incarcerated in a Washington state youth prison are working to ensure future generations don't face decades-long sentences.

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The Six Circles of Uncertainty

Paul DiLorenzo describes six circles of uncertainty in the child welfare system that create an orbit of frustration for families


    The Challenge of Changing America’s Amorphous, Limitless Neglect Laws

    Diane Redleaf reviews some promising developments for those interested in sharpening the definition of neglect in child welfare law

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    January Contreras Nominated for Top ACF Position


    January Contreras Confirmed to Biden’s Top Child Welfare Post

    In a process that moved at light speed compared with the previous nominee to the job, January Contreras has been confirmed by the Senate to lead the Administration for Children and Families (ACF), the agency that oversees most federal spending on family services and child welfare.

    Parental Rights for Those Involved in Foster Care


    How to Legislate Love with Connection and Family Unification

    We need policies that guarantee better fiscal commitments to youth who experience foster care, but we also must figure out how to better legislate around love and family connection, writes Kenyon Lee Whitman