Child Welfare

Child Welfare is a System in Need of Umpires

A few weeks ago, a retired judge shared with me how he’d reform juvenile court. He remarked, “I’d tell judges they shouldn’t be umpires. They need to do more than call balls and strikes. They […]

Adoption

Remembering MaryLee Allen

Last week, the world lost MaryLee Allen, the longtime leader on child welfare policy for the Children’s Defense Fund. Allen, who had a hand in most of the federal legislation passed on the issue in […]