Don’t Be Afraid of the Block Grant Bogeyman

In my previous column on child welfare finance reform, I wrote about the incentives that push governments toward needlessly tearing apart families. Those incentives exist for everyone from the frontline caseworker to the child welfare agency chief. […]


Do Waivers Work? Compared to What?

This analysis is part of The Chronicle of Social Change’s series entitled: “Dollars and Priorities: The Financing of Child Welfare.” In the middle of the last decade, the State of Florida and two counties in […]

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Capitol View on Kids: Waiver Proposals Made Public

The Department of Health and Human Services has posted the state applications for waivers of Title IV-E foster care funding at:  Members of the public are invited to review proposals and submit comments on […]