Manhattan Family Court Clerk Suspended After Allegations She Directed Racial Slurs At 15-year-old During Hearing
A Manhattan Family Court clerk has been suspended without pay pending an investigation into allegations she used a racial slur describing a Black 15-year-old in a court hearing Thursday.
Biden’s Child Welfare Chief Meets Foster Youth, Calling for Cash Grants and Promising to Address Systemic Racism
Missouri Lawmakers Pass Tax Breaks to Foster and Adoptive Caregivers
The Missouri House of Representatives unanimously passed two bills on Jan. 27 that would increase financial support for foster and adoptive parents. Now, they await approval by the Senate.
House Bill 429 would provide a tax deduction for foster parents — $2,500 for a single parent, $5,000 for a married couple — who have been caretaking for at least six months.
Kids in Foster Care to Have Own Attorneys Under New Arizona Law
Arizona on Wednesday became the latest state to require that children involved in abuse or neglect cases be appointed an attorney to represent their best interest.
A New Direction for Los Angeles CASA Program: Fighting Systemic Bias
This week, Charity Chandler-Cole will start her new job as chief executive officer of Los Angeles County’s court-appointed special advocates, or CASA.
Concerns Over Equity as Minnesota Crafts Foster Care Prevention Plan
Minnesota child welfare leaders have been meeting with community stakeholders and advocates on establishing a new foster care prevention plan, built around the use of new federal funding available for that goal.
Mandated Reporters Need Training on Context, Critical Thinking
Around the country, child welfare systems large and small have built a front door to child protection that relies heavily on information provided to the state from the public, especially from “mandated reporters” such as school officials, doctors and police officers.
‘Incorrigibility’ Label Eliminated from New York’s Child Welfare Law
States Hook Up to Strategize Support for Kids, Families as Pandemic Rolls On
Eight states are getting together for the rest of 2021 to work out the best way to help children and families weather the second year of the coronavirus pandemic with a minimum of child neglect and abuse.
Texas House Moves Bill Strengthening Adoptee Rights to Original Birth Certificate
This could be the year that nearly 1 million Texas adoptees can get a copy of their original birth certificate without asking a judge.
Texas adoptees said attempts to pass a measure making it easier for them to obtain the document have fallen short time and again in recent years.