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Child Welfare

New York Governor Cuomo Vetoes Bill to Limit State’s Abuse and Neglect Registry

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) vetoed legislation late last week that would have expanded due process safeguards for parents accused of abusing or neglecting their children. The bill would have significantly reduced the time […]

Child Welfare

The Harmful Effects of New York City’s Over-Surveillance

In recent years, New York City’s child welfare leadership has proudly told the story of how the system has dramatically reduced the number of children in foster care while maintaining child safety. To be sure, […]

Child Welfare

Five Things Child Welfare Must Learn from the Field of Safety Science

  Following disastrous events such as Three Mile Island, the Challenger disaster, fatal airline crashes and unacceptable rates of fatalities in health care settings, the field of safety science expanded rapidly. And though it is […]

Child Trauma

The NoVo Foundation Launches Major Grant Program Aimed at Stopping Sexual Exploitation

The NoVo Foundation is taking a simple approach to tackling the extremely complicated issue of sexual exploitation: decrease entrance ramps, and increase exit ramps, to “the life.” The New York-based grant maker has committed $10 million over […]

Child Welfare

Planting the Political Seed: A New Fellowship to Educate State Legislators on Child Welfare

This summer, the National Conference of State Legislatures convened its first-ever child welfare fellowship for state-level politicians. The year-long initiative, funded by national grant maker Ballmer Group, is aimed at raising the level of political […]

Child Welfare

Washington High Court Limits Lawyers for Foster Youth, Bans Juvenile Life Without Parole

Not all children in child welfare cases in Washington state are entitled to a lawyer to represent them in dependency court, according to a ruling earlier this month from a divided Washington State Supreme Court. Most […]