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Exclusive: At Least Seventeen States Have Requested Delay of Family First Act Since November
Youth Services Insider has heard a range of numbers thrown around lately in regard to how many states plan to delay implementing the Family First Prevention Services Act, which mostly takes effect in October.
Applying Safety Science to Child Welfare
The recent explosion of the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket on the launch pad triggered a series of steps to identify the source of the disaster and ensure it never happens again.
Evaluation of Foster Care Agency Should Look Beyond ‘Performance Scorecard’
Accountability systems can be harmful when service providers are evaluated based on outcomes they cannot control. It is common knowledge that schools in low-income neighborhoods are often blamed for the poor performance of their students.
Poor Planning and Lack of Oversight Lead to Foster Care Crisis in District of Columbia
The latest report from the Center for the Study of Social Policy (CSSP), the agency monitoring the District of Columbia’s Child and Family Services Agency (CFSA), contained a startling revelation. For the first time in 15 years, children in the District of Columbia have spent the night in agency offices (and even motels) because there were no foster homes available.