Trump Administration “Waives” Away Children’s Rights

On January 23, 2019, the federal government undermined best practice and the mission of child welfare. Citing the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) as justification, the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) put the beliefs of adults and agencies in South Carolina’s child welfare system ahead of the needs of children and youth whom they are charged to serve.

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Megan Martin is the Vice President of Policy at CSSP.
Kristen Weber is the Director of Equity, Inclusion, and Justice at CSSP.