Washington Department of Children
Washington Foster Children Quarantined in Government Office Building; Advocates Alarmed
Washington child welfare authorities have resorted to sheltering four foster children who are thought to have COVID-19 in a government office building, after the home they lived in with several other kids closed because of the coronavirus, local sources say.
Child Welfare Now a Cabinet Level Agency in Washington State
Last week, Washington Governor Jay Inslee signed a bill making the leader of the state’s expanded child welfare system a member of his cabinet. Bill 1661 creates the Department of Children, Youth and Families (DCYF), a new agency focused on restructuring state services for at-risk youth.