This report covers the issues and current laws that govern the use of Social Security Income benefits for children in foster care. Children whose parents have died may be eligible for SSI benefits, and many child welfare agencies permit the use of SSI benefits to cover foster care costs. Some child welfare advocates have argued that the benefit money should instead accrue for the child while he is in care.
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 […]
Sens. Charles Grassley (R-Iowa) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) have introduced a bill to reauthorize the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act. If it eventually passes, it will be the first attempt to renew the legislation since […]
The Department of Health and Human Services is amending its Child and Family Services Review (CSFR) process, including the addition of a few key measurements. The CFSR process, which began during the Bush administration, includes […]