New York Governor’s Budget Plan Boosts Pay for Child Welfare Workers, But Otherwise Affords No New Money for Foster Care
In her first budget blueprint for New York, Gov. Kathy Hochul has answered a years-long call to increase pay for human service workers. Yet the Democratic governor proposed few changes to existing foster care funding or policies.
As California Counties Add Youth Offenders, Advocates Want Strong State Oversight
As a July 1 date approaches to halt admissions at California's youth prison system, some say the governor’s office has not invested enough.
Relative Caregivers Get a Small But Significant Raise in Georgia Budget
Seeking to increase the state’s support for a rapidly growing faction of its foster care system, Georgia’s House and Senate included a $1 per day raise in its payments to relatives.
Pound Foolish and Not Penny Wise
Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner is counting on foster youth to help solve the state’s financial crisis. By eliminating the three years of transitional care that currently supports foster youth until the age of 21, the state expects to save approximately $5 million annually.