Washington State’s New Child Welfare Boss Talks Prevention, Retention and Federal Funding
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee (D) signed a bill in July to create a new cabinet-level agency to oversee the children’s issues in the state based on the recommendations of the Washington State Blue Ribbon Commission on the Delivery of Services to Children and Families.
Stateline Pacific: Mandated Reporters, Youth Homelessness and a New Child Welfare Agency
The Imprint’s rundown of child welfare and youth-related news from up and down the Pacific Coast. Oregon School District Requires Teachers to Report Students’ Sexual Activity Teachers and staff at the Salem-Keizer school district in Oregon must report to law enforcement or state Department of Human Services if children under the age of 18 are sexually active, even if it is consensual.
Child Welfare Now a Cabinet Level Agency in Washington State
Last week, Washington Governor Jay Inslee signed a bill making the leader of the state’s expanded child welfare system a member of his cabinet. Bill 1661 creates the Department of Children, Youth and Families (DCYF), a new agency focused on restructuring state services for at-risk youth.