Pennsylvania’s Child Welfare Funding Crisis Drags On

Child welfare funding may have been blue-lined in December, but organizations across Pennsylvania are still in the red. “Releasing the funds is putting a Band-Aid on a problem that’s not quite sticking on both sides.

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Pay for Success Watch: Illinois Selects Providers for “Crossover Youth” Venture

“Pay for Success Watch,” a regular column in which we will keep subscribers up to date on pay for success (PFS). PFS projects, which are often referred to as social impact bonds as well, use private capital to address some of the most persistent and complex social issues.

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Federal “Family Connections” Grants Lose Offset, in Jeopardy

Family Connections grants were a modest, $15 million-per-year inclusion in the Fostering Connections to Success and Increasing Adoptions Act. Hardly a huge splash, the discretionary grants were disbursed for various efforts to improve a system’s ability to find relative caregivers for children that were already in foster care or would otherwise be headed there.

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The Latest on Federal Adoption and Foster Care Legislation

During the perpetual polar vortex of congressional cooperation that marked 2013, it looked like both chambers and parties had come to some consensus on a few legislative changes to adoption, foster care, and child support enforcement.


Capital View on Kids

The latest news on children and families in Washington D.C. Affordable Care Act Stands Along With Children’s Provisions On Thursday, June 28 the Supreme Court ruled in National Federation of Independent Businesses V.


Capitol View on Kids

The latest news on children and families in Washington, D.C. New Data on Child Welfare Spending Released Child Trends has released “Federal, State, and Local Spending to Address Child Abuse and Neglect in SFYS 2008 AND 2010”.