Child Welfare

Struggling Under Child Welfare Lawsuit Settlement, South Carolina Hires a Leader Who Just Helped End One

South Carolina’s child welfare system is struggling to meet its goals under a class-action lawsuit settlement brought by Children’s Rights, a nonprofit litigator based in New York City. Tennessee recently exited such a settlement with […]

Child Welfare

Is New York State Responsible for Some Long Stayers at the City’s Temporary Foster Home? City Child Welfare Commissioner Thinks So

New York City Council questioned the Administration for Children’s Services (ACS) this week about a teenager who was left living in a broken wheelchair in a short-term home for foster youth for more than a […]

Adoption

Your Crisis Can Wait Until Noon

The teenage boy stared at the judge, with a face struggling to hide its emotion but clearly displaying sadness. For weeks, he had been staying at a residential foster care facility and had been getting […]

Child Welfare

A Litigation Landmark: Case Closed in Tennessee

The other day I got one of those emails that you never forget. It was headlined U.S. District Court, Middle District of Tennessee, and it read: “… IT IS ORDERED, ADJUDGED AND DECREED that this […]