Child Welfare

New Kansas Governor Talks Family and Foster Care with The Chronicle of Social Change

New Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly (D), who was inaugurated on January 14, wasted no time delving into the state’s troubled child welfare system. In short order, the former state senator has proposed added funding for […]

Child Welfare

Trump Administration Grants Waiver Permitting Discrimination by Child Welfare Providers

The Trump administration has granted South Carolina an exception to rules barring federal funds to discriminatory providers, a decision that opens the door to more challenges by states that wish to shield religious groups from […]

Child Welfare

Nationally Acclaimed, Locally Controversial: Joette Katz Reflects on an Unusually Long Tenure Running Connecticut’s Foster Care System

Joette Katz has left the building. The former Connecticut state Supreme Court Justice, who served as commissioner of state’s Department of Children and Families (DCF) for both of former Gov. Daniel Malloy’s (D) terms, put […]