Native Montana Lawmakers Call on State to Recognize Traumatic History of Indian Boarding Schools
A state senator with firsthand experience in American Indian boarding schools has introduced a joint resolution calling on the state legislature to recognize the history of these institutions and the trauma they caused generations of Indigenous people.
Montana Bills Aim to Cut Foster Care Investigations and Removals
Several bills introduced in Montana’s state legislature could significantly narrow the front door to foster care.
ICWA Applies in Private Family Custody Arrangements, Montana Supreme Court Rules
Montana' Supreme Court has ruled that ICWA applies to private-party custody arrangements, overturning previous Montana case law.
Choosing to Move Away from my Father
Having a voice made me feel content and safe for the first time. I realized I was going to be okay, writes Allison Victoria Redd.
Montana Ushers in New Head of Health And Human Services
Adam Meier, director of the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services, is resigning and will be replaced by the department's current chief of staff, Charlie Brereton.
Long-term Mentoring Group Will Open New Offices in Colorado, Montana
A group that offers long-term professional mentoring to kids at risk of getting trapped in the child welfare system is opening new offices.
Montana Lawmakers to Study Courts’ Child Welfare Pilot Programs
Montana lawmakers will study two promising pilot programs courts have used to address the increase and improve the lives of foster youth.
Montana Gov. Greg Gianforte Plucks Child Welfare Nominee from Kentucky
Montana, with Second-Highest Foster Care Rate in Country, Likely Delaying on Family First Act
Montana has the second highest rate of removal to foster care in the country, behind only West Virginia. In fiscal 2017, according to recent federal statistics, 16.8 of every 1,000 children in the state were in foster care.
Child Abuse, Fatalities from Abuse and Neglect, Trending Upward
While the number of child neglect and sexual abuse cases continues to trend downward, America saw an uptick in maltreatment-related fatalities and the number of documented physical abuse cases, according to an annual report by the Crimes Against Children Research Center at the University of New Hampshire.