Child Welfare

After Third Failing Grade on Federal Review, Hawaii Drawing Up Child Welfare Improvement Plan

Hawaii is working to develop a plan to improve its child welfare system after a federal review found that the state for the third time had failed to meet several federal standards for children in […]

Child Welfare

Arizona Tax Credit Boosts Foster Care Nonprofits, But At What Cost to Social Services?

In 2016, Arizona enhanced a tax credit program to allow taxpayers to make donations to foster care-related charities in lieu of paying taxes to the state, providing often cash-strapped nonprofits with a new mechanism to […]


After Feds Leave, Pepper Spray Use Skyrockets Again in L.A.’s Juvenile Justice System

Just a few years after Los Angeles County exited a monitoring agreement with the Department of Justice, the county’s probation department has seen a return of rampant use of pepper spray in settling altercations and […]