July 28, 2017

Public education will account for more than half of state spending for the first time since 1983 under our new state budget, which passed the Legislature on June 30.

The $43.7 billion two-year operating budget covers the day-to-day costs of state government from July 1,...

July 27, 2017

WASHINGTON (KCRG-TV9) -- Sen. Chuck Grassley and Sen. Debbie Stabenow, co-chairs of the Senate Caucus on Foster Youth, and Sen. Al Franken, Sen. Tim Kaine, Sen. Angus King and Sen. Tim Scott, have introduced bipartisan legislation to help youth aging out of foster care...

July 27, 2017

Washington, D.C. –Congresswoman Lawrence introduced H.R. 3418, “The Fostering Academic Information and Resources (FAIR) Act” to give former foster youth a fair chance at pursuing a college degree. According to the Annie E. Casey Foundation, 84% of college aged foster y...

July 18, 2017

The Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to create a “bill of rights” for foster youth that lays out rights, resources and services available to kids and their foster parents.

California Bill Does Not Include County Programs

California has its own such bill, but county off...

A recent grand jury report from San Diego County found that San Diego’s Child Welfare Service (CWS) and Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) lack a way to measure the effectiveness of county child welfare programs.

Without a way to determine how the San Diego County’...

Washington will fund a pilot project that will provide legal representation to foster kids in two counties where those kids would otherwise be left navigating court proceedings with no attorney. 

Gov. Jay Inslee signed the bill Thursday — Senate Bill 5890 — that makes...

One of my last memories of living with my mother was of her hauling my six siblings and me in a kids’ red wagon to a corner grocery store in the city’s Fox Park neighborhood. The trip felt wildly urgent to her. She was obsessed with our eating a healthy diet.

Shortly th...

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It’s just common sense: An adult's past criminal history or history of child maltreatment is not to be balanced against the safety of a child. This is...

Child Maltreatment History Should Be a Bar to Being a Foster Parent

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