Child Welfare

Trump Signs Spending Bill with Family First Sweeteners, Boosts to Head Start and Child Care

Just days after being impeached by the House of Representatives, President Donald Trump signed a spending bill for 2020 that includes hundreds of millions in funding to assist states with a recent overhaul of federal […]

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Pound Foolish and Not Penny Wise

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner is counting on foster youth to help solve the state’s financial crisis. By eliminating the three years of transitional care that currently supports foster youth until the age of 21, the […]

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Extending Foster Care to Age 21: Weighing the Costs to Government Against the Benefits to Youth

The federal government is required to reimburse states for certain costs related to children in foster care under Title IV-E of the Social Security Act. The Fostering Connections to Success and Increasing Adoptions Act of […]