Child Welfare

Hearings: Emergency Removals to Foster Care Have Surged in New York. Here’s One Case.

Emergency removals of children from their parents by the child welfare system have increased in New York City. According to Administration for Children’s Services (ACS), New York City’s child welfare agency, nearly half of all cases […]

Child Welfare

Pediatricians Group Lines Up Against Federal Bill to Extend Child Welfare Waivers

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) announced last week that it opposes federal legislation that would temporarily preserve child welfare waivers and delay implementation of the landmark Family First Prevention Services Act. The advocacy organization […]

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Inside Game: The Key Players Behind Washington’s Biggest Foster Care Reform in Decades

Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) was furious and heartbroken. Nearly three years into an effort to fundamentally overhaul the nation’s foster care system, the bill Wyden had crafted alongside Senate Finance Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) was […]

Journalism for Social Change

Amid New Federal Restrictions, Philadelphia Nonprofit Works to Increase Food Security

Food insecurity, which according to the USDA is “the state of being without reliable access to a sufficient quantity of affordable, nutritious food,” has long been known to have adverse health consequences. But in January the federal […]