Child Welfare

California’s Child Welfare Reform Threatened by Slow Pace of Caregiver Approval and Group Homes

Implementation struggles have caused the price of California’s child welfare reform to soar by an estimated $101 million, according to a recent analysis from the California state legislature. In a report released last month, the […]

Child Welfare

California Approves Short-Term Fix For Foster Parents Stuck in the Approval Process

California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) signed a stop-gap measure on Tuesday that will provide emergency funding to caregivers who take in a foster child before completing the approval process. Over the past year, the state’s […]

Child Welfare

California Assemblyman Mark Stone on the Art of Fine-Tuning Foster Care Reform

In 2015, California Assemblymember Mark Stone (D) introduced legislation that launched the state’s Continuum of Care Reform (CCR), an overhaul of the state’s foster care system. Under 2015’s Assembly Bill (AB) 403, Stone put into […]