Justice

This Election Day, a Victim’s Rights Amendment Could Impact Pennsylvania’s Juvenile Justice System

Tuesday’s election offers us many opportunities to make change — from candidates to resolutions. One of most importance to me personally and professionally is Pennsylvania’s ballot referendum on Marsy’s Law, a proposed Constitutional amendment that […]

Child Welfare

Foster Care Threatened for School Lunch Debt in Pennsylvania’s ‘Kids for Cash’ County

In a very local story that appropriately went viral, even prompting a comment from a sitting U.S. Senator, a Pennsylvania school district threatened to place children in foster care if their parents did not pay […]

Child Welfare

Sharon McDaniel, Pioneer on Prioritizing Kin in Foster Care, Honored By Social Work Field

Dr. Sharon McDaniel’s own experience growing up in kinship care, led her to create Pennsylvania-based A Second Chance, Inc. (ASCI) in 1994. This month, McDaniel was honored for her work by the Congressional Research Institute […]