Child Welfare

Trump Food Stamp Cuts Will Make an Existing Gap Even Worse for Youth Aging Out of Foster Care

Young people leaving foster care already face frustrating barriers when it comes to getting food stamps, a critical support for a population with high rates of homelessness and unemployment. As the Trump administration continues its […]

Child Welfare

Finally, a Judge Who Owns the Decision to Remove Kids

Last week, the Washington Post profiled the remarkable work of Judge Ernestine Gray to essentially eliminate New Orleans’ foster care system. Between 2011 and 2017, the number of kids in foster care in New Orleans […]

Child Welfare

We Need to Help Relatives Navigate Their Child Welfare Options

A new data project focusing on foster care capacity has illustrated a growing reality across the nation’s child welfare system: relatives are increasingly stepping up to provide care for children removed from their parents. The […]