Child Welfare

Big National Funders Back Plan to Help Antelope Valley After String of Child Welfare Deaths

Los Angeles County’s Antelope Valley — the remote area that has seen several of the county’s worst child welfare tragedies over the past six years — is at the center of a new philanthropic effort […]

Child Welfare

Leading Child Welfare Systems Past the Worst Tragedies

How do you build and maintain an effective child protection system when faced with the challenge of a high-profile child death? While leaders often react by making immediate changes and promising reform, a calm, measured […]

Child Welfare

JooYeun Chang, Child Welfare Leader for Obama Administration, Now Heading Up Michigan’s System

JooYeun Chang, a veteran of child welfare policy and practice, is now the senior deputy director in charge of the Children’s Services Agency at the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). Chang joined […]

Child Welfare

Trump Administration Rule Change Could Unleash Hundreds of Millions in Federal Funds to Defend Rights of Parents, Children in Child Protection Cases

Documentarian Karen Grau has been filming dependency court proceedings for decades. In her experience, there’s one variable that makes it easy to know early in a case if justice will be served. “I cannot emphasize enough […]

Child Welfare

Building a Child Welfare System for the 21st Century

The Family First Prevention Services Act, which was signed into law as part of the Bipartisan Budget Act on February 9, 2018, offers an historic opportunity for child welfare leaders to re-imagine a child welfare […]