Senator Ron Wyden
What You Need to Know about the New Family First Bill
Early on in Sen. Ron Wyden’s (D-Ore.) efforts to revamp the federal Title IV-E entitlement to include family preservation services, Youth Services Insider wrote the following in a column about his earliest trial balloon: It would be foolish for anyone to think this bill, as presently constituted, is going to become law during this Congress.
Don’t Misunderstand Lexie Gruber’s Foster Care Experience
At the Senate Finance Committee’s May 19 hearing on reducing the use of group homes in foster care, the testimony that drew the most attention was that of Lexie Gruber. Lexie, a bright and articulate young woman, was removed from her family at the age of 15 and remained in foster care until she aged out.