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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The Child Welfare Financing Structure

The current child welfare financing structure is a complex system consisting of various federal, state, and local funding streams.Federal funds account for approximately half of states’ total reported spending for child welfare services, and that […]