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Jey Rajaraman Joins New Child Welfare Consulting Firm


Jey Rajaraman, Parent Defense Leader in New Jersey, Joins New Child Welfare Consulting Firm

Jey Rajaraman, former chief counsel and supervising attorney of Legal Services of New Jersey's Family Representation Project, has joined a new arm of the consulting firm Public Knowledge.

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Little Rock, in a Child Welfare Crisis, Becomes First Test for Family Integrity & Justice Works

Arkansas' most populous county has seen skyrocketing foster care and worker turnover in the past two years. The state is bringing in a new consulting firm started by former federal leaders to rethink things.

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Former Children’s Bureau Head To Work on Child Welfare ‘Replacement’

The duo who ushered in new legal support for system-involved families during the Trump administration are spearheading a new venture to work with governments interested in a complete overhaul of the child welfare status quo.

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Advocates and Officials Press Case for Overhauling Key Adoption and Child Welfare Law


Attorney David Kelly Leaves the Children’s Bureau

David Kelly, an attorney who helped expand the federal investment in legal support for parents and children involved in child welfare cases, left his post as special assistant to the associate commissioner of the Children’s Bureau this week.

Advocates and Officials Press Case for Overhauling Key Adoption and Child Welfare Law


Biden’s Key Child Welfare Appointee Aysha Schomburg Confronts Unprecedented Crisis for Foster Youth, Families

Aysha Schomburg, associate commissioner of the U.S. Children’s Bureau. Credit: U.S. Health and Human Services
With American families entering a second year devastated by a pandemic, a New York City attorney and public official is now taking over the Biden administration’s top child welfare post.


Staying The Course for Families

Jerry Milner, associate commissioner of the U.S. Children’s Bureau during the Trump Administration. Photo courtesy of Milner
As a child welfare social worker for a few decades now, serving as the leader of the U.S.

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    While Trump Separated Families, One of His Appointees Fought To Keep Them Together. Will Biden Keep Him Around?

    Jerry Milner testifies before a House Ways and Means subcommittee about implementation of the Family First Prevention Services Act in July of 2018.
    In June of 2018, at the height of the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” border policy separating thousands of migrant children from their parents, one presidential appointee delivered a very different message to a small group of American parents who had struggled with the foster care system: Jerry Milner, head of the U.S.

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    Family First Act Services Can Be Delivered Remotely During Pandemic, Feds Say

    The Family First Act was signed into law in February 2018, and mostly took effect in October 2019.
    The U.S. Children’s Bureau notified state and local child welfare leaders this week that newly funded services under the Family First Prevention Services Act can be delivered remotely for the duration of the coronavirus pandemic.

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    Federal Roundtables with Foster Youth Find Them Feeling Supported, But Uncertain

    Over the fall months, leadership at the Children’s Bureau held 12 roundtable discussions with current and former foster youth around the country, aiming to hear directly from the source about how the coronavirus pandemic was impacting their lives.