Child Welfare

Oregon Secretary of State Dennis Richardson Recognizes the Struggles of Many Foster Parents in the State

Last month, Oregon Secretary of State Dennis Richardson (R) released an audit of the state’s child welfare system, which has lost almost half its capacity in the past five years. According to the report, Oregon […]

Finance Reform

CliffsNotes on Family First Act, Part Two: Limiting Support for Congregate Foster Care

As The Chronicle of Social Change reported in multiple stories last week, the Family First Prevention Services Act has become law. It includes the biggest change to the structure of federal child welfare finance since […]

Child Welfare

Washington State’s New Child Welfare Boss Talks Prevention, Retention and Federal Funding

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee (D) signed a bill in July to create a new cabinet-level agency to oversee the children’s issues in the state based on the recommendations of the Washington State Blue Ribbon Commission on the […]