Child Welfare

Litigator Bill Grimm Used Class-Action Lawsuits to Transform Troubled Child Welfare Agencies

Bill Grimm, a long-time attorney with the Oakland-based National Center for Youth Law (NCYL), passed away on April 2 after a year-long battle with brain cancer. He was 69. Over a 40-year career, Grimm helped […]

Child Welfare

California Bill Aims to Prevent Children From Changing Schools After Entering Foster Care

  California advocates are hoping a new piece of legislation can prevent the educational disruption of children in foster care by opening up funding for children living with relatives in emergency placement situations. Sponsored by […]

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Child Welfare

To Eliminate Racial Bias, Child Welfare Breakthrough Tells us to Try Colorblindness

This story was published in partnership with the magazine Washington Monthly.   A few times a month, in an unmarked white office building on Long Island, a group of Nassau County government employees discuss which children […]

Education

Five California Counties Honored for Helping Foster Youth Apply for College Financial Aid

The winners of the second California Foster Youth FAFSA Challenge were announced this week at the Foster Youth Education Summit in Sacramento, recognizing five county offices of education for helping foster youth qualify for financial aid […]

Adoption

Profiles in Permanency: Improving Stress Response for Adoptive Parents

The National Quality Improvement Center for Adoption and Guardianship Support and Preservation (QIC-AG) is a five-year cooperative agreement, funded through the Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Children’s Bureau, designed […]