Washington Department of Children Youth and Families
Washington CPS Workers Win Significant Pay Bump
Unionized caseworkers in Washington’s child welfare agency are set to receive a pay increase in 2023 after five months of bargaining.
Decades-old Lawsuit to Reform Washington’s Foster Care System Is Resolved
Washington Will Stop Using Child Support to Fund Foster Care
Effective this month, Washington state will end the practice of using child support to finance foster care stays.
New Grant Will Promote Equity in Early Childhood Programs in Washington
A new grant in Washington is accepting applications for funding for parent support, early learning and early childhood programs that advance cultural inclusivity.
Keeping Moms With Their Newborns: A Team of Washington Lawyers and Advocates Works to Avoid Foster Care Separation at Birth
In Washington, the nonprofit FIRST Clinic provides legal and other types of support to sustain bonds between addicted moms and newborns.
Path to Federal Foster Care Prevention Funds Overlooks Tribal Programs, Experts Say
Tribal communities often utilize time-tested practices to heal families, which don't always align with the Western scientific standards that pave the way to federal foster care prevention funding.
Can a Court Victory Prevent Overnight Stays in Hotels, State Offices for Washington’s Foster Youth?
A recent federal court order requires Washington to finally halt the practice of housing foster youth in state offices and hotels.
Department Merger Aims for Juvenile Justice Reform in Washington
Earlier this month, Washington state completed a year-long process of moving its juvenile justice and child care operations from its health department to its child welfare agency. State leaders have said the merger will help Washington better manage the needs of vulnerable children and families.