family justice


In Era of Family Separation, a Top Administration Official Vows to Fight the Practice in Child Welfare

David Kelly was met with thunderous applause from parent advocates last week as he jogged onto the stage of a Ritz-Carlton ballroom, just outside of Washington, D.C. As the special assistant to Children’s Bureau Associate Commissioner Jerry Milner, Kelly plays a lead role at an agency that oversees nearly $10 billion in annual funds spent on everything from child maltreatment prevention to adoption.


Hearings: The Window is Closing

Early on a cloudy February morning, streets slick with the steady drip of rain, a few figures are starting to make the climb up the hill to the teeming nerve center of family crisis in Los Angeles County.


Hearings: Stories from Inside America’s Child Welfare Courts

On Wednesday, The Imprint will publish its first installment of “Hearings,” a series of stories from a corner of the law that is not reported on enough – America’s child welfare courts.

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Webinar Recording: A New Era of Funding Family Justice

  On Feb. 21, 2019, we hosted a webinar, A New Era of Funding Family Justice, featuring special guests Vivek Sankaran of the University of Michigan and Leslie Heimov of the Children’s Law Center of California.


New Funding for Counsel Now, Big Child Welfare Savings Later

Kudos to the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) for the new IV-E policy change allowing states to claim reimbursement for parents’ and children’s representation. It shows great foresight and will generate many benefits.