In Massachusetts, Foster Care Reform Clock Ticks Louder and Louder
The clock was ticking long before the 2014 death of five-year-old Jeremiah Oliver from Fitchburg, Mass. It began in 2010 when a nonprofit litigation firm filed a class action lawsuit aimed at reforming the Massachusetts foster care system.
America’s Failed Child Welfare System Leaves Kids Out in the Cold?
In Chicago, two girls were trapped in abusive foster homes for years because of a clerical error. In New Mexico’s Bernalillo County, 53 child abuse and neglect cases were reported within a 58-day period, with the county on track to double the previous year’s child abuse caseload.