Child Welfare

Two Bills That Offer More Support to Relatives, Who are Expected to Play a Bigger Role Under Family First Act

In addition to planned legislation that makes significant changes to federal child welfare finance, two new federal bills have been introduced that would target support for relative caregivers, a key constituency in the reforms envisioned under […]

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Senate Finance Bill in Works to Kill Federal Foster Care Income Test, Ease Transition to Family First Act

Two Democrats on the Senate Finance Committee plan to introduce major legislation that would unchain federal foster care dollars from a decades-old income test, and ease the transition toward the Family First Prevention Services Act, Youth […]

Child Welfare

Trump Administration Limits New Foster Care Data on LGBTQ, Education, and Native American Families

  The Trump administration has rewritten new child welfare data collection rules to eliminate information about sexual orientation and educational stability, as well as limit the amount of information collected about cases involving Native American […]