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

Bill Grimm, Veteran Child Welfare Litigator, Honored by American Bar Association

Bill Grimm, who has helped lead reform-prompting litigation against several state and county child welfare systems, has been awarded the Mark Hardin Award by the American Bar Association Center on Children and The Law. The award […]

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Child Welfare Ideas from the Experts, #4: Limit Criminal History Barriers for Potential Kinship Caregivers

The Chronicle of Social Change is highlighting each of the policy recommendations made this summer by the participants of the Foster Youth Internship Program (FYI), a group of 12 former foster youths who have completed congressional […]

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Child Welfare

Howard Davidson Leaving ABA After 37 Years

Howard Davidson, who started the American Bar Association’s Center on Children and the Law in 1978 and has led it ever since, will retire from the D.C.-based organization this summer. “After over forty years of […]