Child Welfare

New Funding for Counsel Now, Big Child Welfare Savings Later

Kudos to the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) for the new IV-E policy change allowing states to claim reimbursement for parents’ and children’s representation. It shows great foresight and will generate many benefits. First […]

Child Welfare

In Court, Children are Unseen and Unheard

My 16-year old client – a young woman who had already spent several years in foster care – just wanted to share her story in court. She hoped to tell the judge the ways in […]

Child Welfare

Institutional Care is Wrong for Unaccompanied Minors

This past Christmas, approximately 9,800 children in the U.S. spent the holiday in large-scale institutions holding more than 100 kids each. These children came from countries including Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador — nations with […]

Child Welfare

Identifying the Wishes and Fixes of Your CCWIS

This article is part of a series on the Comprehensive Child Welfare Information System (CCWIS), which states can build with federal funding help to replace an antiquated data and management process. When it comes to […]