Child Welfare

Finally, a Judge Who Owns the Decision to Remove Kids

Last week, the Washington Post profiled the remarkable work of Judge Ernestine Gray to essentially eliminate New Orleans’ foster care system. Between 2011 and 2017, the number of kids in foster care in New Orleans […]

Child Welfare

Louisiana Ties New Extended Care Program to Evidence-Based Service for Youth Aging Out of Foster Care

In 2018, Louisiana was among the handful of states with no offer of foster care support beyond age 18 for youth who became adults in the system. Since then, the state has moved quickly through […]

Child Welfare

More than a Million Kids Could Lose Health Coverage Next Month if Congress Fails to Fund CHIP

Despite new indications that renewing the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) could actually save the federal government money, Congress has yet to pass a reauthorization of the program. Nearly 1.7 million out of the 9 […]