Team Decision Making
After Spending the Most Precious Years of My Life as a Foster Child, I Am Now Changing the System
Surrounded by the effects of poverty in the heart of East Oakland, Calif., I arrived in 1989 as the fourth of my mother’s eight children. We lived without access to the resources critical for survival due to my father’s incarceration in a Louisiana state prison, where he has been serving a life sentence for the past 25 years.
Reducing The Number Of Children Who Enter The Arkansas Foster Care System Part 1 Of A 3-Part Series
A report from the Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families tackles ways to decrease the number of children who enter the Arkansas child welfare system. The first part of a planned three-part series, “Reducing The Number Of Children Who Enter The Arkansas Foster Care System” was written in response to the first goal that Arkansas Division of Children and Families Services (DCFS) submitted in order to receive a demonstration waiver from the federal government.