This is the Co-Neutrals’ third Kevin S. report on the State’s efforts to achieve the commitments of the FSA. Overall, in 2022, the State remained far behind the FSA timelines for most commitments. The FSA was structured with Implementation Targets (ITs) due to be completed in the first years of the reform as the foundation for improved outcomes (Target Outcomes, TOs) for New Mexico’s children, youth, and families.
Publications & Resources
Michelle H., et al. v. McMaster Progress Report (October 1, 2022 – March 31, 2023)
This report covers the progress of the South Carolina Department of Social Services (DSS) in meeting the requirements of the Final Settlement Agreement (FSA) entered in Michelle H., et al. v. McMaster and Leach, for the period October 1, 2022 through March 31, 2023.
July 2023 Co-Monitors’ Supplemental Report Regarding the South Carolina Placement Crisis
This report was submitted to the Court and the public by the Co-Monitors in response to the escalating DSS placement crisis. It includes a summary and analysis of recent information collected, along with short-, medium-, and long-term recommendations for ways to address the underlying causes of the instability being experienced by children and families engaged with the South Carolina Department of Social Services.
Charlie and Nadine H Report on Progress (April 25 – October 25, 2023)
This report measures the progress of the New Jersey Department of Children and Families under the Sustainability and Exit Plan and includes performance data for the period of April 25 – October 25, 2023. This release is the final report by the Center for the Study of Social Policy (CSSP), the court-appointed Monitor in the federal class action lawsuit Charlie and Nadine H. v. Murphy, and marks the successful conclusion of almost two decades of work to improve New Jersey’s child welfare system.
Supporting Youth Aging Out of Foster Care through SNAP
The Fiscal Responsibility Act of 2023 (FRA) includes new provisions which should eliminate some of the barriers former foster youth have experienced in accessing SNAP. This brief explains the new rules and the steps that state agencies can take to ensure that former foster youth are able to access the critical nutrition assistance they are now owed.
CARES: Understanding How Transition Age Youth Experience their Communities
This report shares findings taken from a Community Analysis and identifies 1) structural challenges that communities face as they work to support transition age youth (TAY); 2) narratives about TAY that contribute to these challenges and policies and practices that create burdens for TAY in meeting their needs; and 3) creative solutions that build the capacity of communities to affirm, include, and support youth transitioning out of foster care.
Michelle H., et al. v. McMaster Progress Report (Executive Summary April – September 2022)
This is an executive summary of the 11th report on the progress of the South Carolina Department of Social Services in meeting the requirements of the Final Settlement Agreement.
The Biden Administration’s Budget Recognizes Investments in Families Are Long Overdue: Now Let’s Get To Work
In its annual budget released in March 2023, the Biden administration once again proposed critical investments in families, including restoring the Child Tax Credit, establishing a national paid family and medical leave program, and expanding access to high quality child care and early education. This fact sheet shares how the Biden administration's proposals reflect what Black, Indigenous, and Latinx parents and caregivers have told us that they need.
Youth Thrive Video Series (Combined)
This resource is a combined version of the three animation videos that includes Youth Thrive Overview, The Five Protective and Promotive Factors, and Youth Thrive Changing Perspectives.