2/21/2024

New York City Class-Action Lawsuit Defends Parents’ Rights in CPS Home Visits — A Rare Constitutional Challenge

A unique lawsuit filed against the city this week focuses on the right of parents to protection from unlawful searches by CPS workers.

A New Minnesota Department Will Heighten Focus on Children and Families

2/6/2024

A New Minnesota Department Will Heighten Focus on Children and Families

A new department in Minnesota will elevate the needs of children, youth and families in the foster care and juvenile justice systems, day care centers, and those experiencing homelessness.

Measuring the Impact of the CASA/GAL Model

2/6/2024

Measuring the Impact of CASA/GAL Model

The court-appointed special advocate/guardian ad litem model provides vulnerable children with an advocate and judges with more information, writes Tara Perry.

2/1/2024

New York Poised to Commit Next Round of Funding for the ‘Raise The Age’ Juvenile Justice Reform

Lawmakers are looking at $250M in additional funds for a reform designed to keep older teens out of the adult criminal justice system.

1/31/2024

WA Lawmakers Introduce Bill Requiring Clergy to Report Child Abuse After a Similar Bill Died Over Catholic Opposition

After failing last year, Washington state lawmakers are trying to pass a bill to make clergy mandatory reporters of child abuse or neglect. 

1/30/2024

Taxpayer Spending on Court-Appointed Special Advocates for Foster Kids Surges, but Evaluation Lags

An Imprint review of the research finds that rigorous evaluation of court-appointed child advocates is limited, while taxpayer funding is up.

    Western States Wrestle With a Child Welfare Response to Addictive Drugs

    1/19/2024

    Western States Wrestle With a Child Welfare Response to Addictive Drugs

    Synthetic opioid use is putting pressure on states to change, or justify child removal standards when drugs are involved.

    Governors on Both Coasts Face Budget Shortfalls for Serving Children and Families Next Year

    1/10/2024

    Governors on Both Coasts Face Budget Shortfalls for Serving Children and Families Next Year

    The governors of New York and California outlined their state budget plans this week, including services for children and families.

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    1/3/2024

    In 2024, Let’s Resolve to Respect Caseworkers

    Instead of demonizing child welfare caseworkers, we should support them in ways that encourage optimism and good faith, writes Paul DiLorenzo.