Child Welfare

It Takes a Movement to Raise an Indian Child

As the Indigenous peoples of this land, countless generations have built a base of wisdom about how to raise our children in community. Last month, a federal district court made an egregious ruling ignoring the […]

Child Welfare

A Call to New State Child Welfare Directors

Tomorrow, citizens across the country will head to the polls. In 36 states, people will elect governors. Presumably, in a significant number, voters will choose a new leader for their state. And in turn, a […]


How Tech Ties into Family First

Child welfare agencies around the country face intense scrutiny every day as they care for our nation’s most vulnerable population. I have worked with many of the devoted people who staff these agencies around the […]


Child Welfare’s Looming Evidence Problem

Child welfare is running an evidence deficit. There are too few programs in circulation with credible evidence of their effectiveness in improving the safety, family permanence and well-being of vulnerable children. Of the 452 programs […]

Vivek Sankaran
Child Welfare

What We Need to Protect American Families

Vivek Sankaran, one of America’s strongest voices for family preservation, graduated from the University of Michigan Law School in 2001. Since then, he and his alma mater have built a legal advocacy clinic for Michigan […]