Foster Care, Hamilton and America’s Devolving Compact with Vulnerable People
On February 9, President Donald Trump signed into law the most significant reform to foster care since the federal government got into that business. This fundamental re-ordering of the government’s role in child welfare extends far beyond the 437,000 children living in foster care today.
Feds Start to Build Clearinghouse for Family First Act, Seek Public Input
The major provisions of the Family First Prevention Services Act – the allowance of Title IV-E entitlement funds for front-end services meant to prevent the use of foster care in some cases, and limitations on IV-E funds for congregate care placements – don’t kick in until October of 2019, at least for states that opt to participate.