Child Welfare

Bill Introduced to Connect Social Security, Welfare Benefits to Kids Living with Relatives

  Sen. Bob Casey (D-Penn.) and several Democrat co-sponsors have added to the legislation piling up this session to help grandparents and other relatives caring for the children of loved ones. The Grandfamilies Act aims to […]

Child Welfare

New Kansas Governor Talks Family and Foster Care with The Chronicle of Social Change

New Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly (D), who was inaugurated on January 14, wasted no time delving into the state’s troubled child welfare system. In short order, the former state senator has proposed added funding for […]

Politics

Gov. Brown’s Final Budget: Increased Spending on Foster Youth Education, New Home Visiting and Juvenile Justice Programs

Even as the state faces a potential recession and changes to the federal tax code, California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) made significant investments in the state’s child welfare and juvenile justice systems in the first […]