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Kevin S., et al. v. Blalock and Scrase, Co-Neutrals’ Baseline and 2021 Annual Report (November 15, 2022)

November 2022

This report provides a current summary of efforts made by New Mexico’s Children, Youth, and Families Department (CYFD) and Human Services Department (HSD) as they work to fulfill the commitments outlined in the Kevin S., et al. v. Blalock and Scrase Final Settlement Agreement.

(111 pp)

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Children Concurrently Involved with South Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice and Department of Social Services: Joint Review Findings

November 2022

This report assesses the experiences of children in the Michelle H. v. McMaster lawsuit who are impacted by both the Department of Social Services and the Department of Juvenile Justice. It is based on a review of the case files of children who were involved with both systems between October 2020 and September 2021, and information obtained through discussion groups held between February and June 2022. The report has been prepared jointly by the Co-Monitors and DSS, with the support of DJJ.

(26 pp)

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Michelle H., et al. v. McMaster and Leach Progress Report (October 1, 2021 – March 31, 2022)

October 2022

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, 2021 through March 31, 2022.

(125 pp.)

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Charlie and Nadine H Report on Progress (January 1 – June 30, 2022)

October 2022

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 January 1 - June 30, 2022.

(112 pp)

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Investing in Families Prevents Child Welfare Involvement

July 2022

To truly take an anti-racist approach to prevention, child welfare and safety net policies must address the organizational structures and injustices contributing to and perpetuating underlying economic and concrete needs of children and families. This brief, updated in July 2022, highlights policies that can make a significant impact for children and families when implemented as part of a multi-pronged approach to supporting the needs of children and families outside of child welfare.

(2 pp)

Investing In Families Prevents Child Welfare Involvement
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Policy Change to Promote Early Relational Health

July 2022

The early and foundational relationships that babies and toddlers experience with their parents shape the health and well-being of two generations. This brief highlights opportunities to promote early relational health with policy change and investments, including with existing programs, pandemic funding, and pending legislation in Congress.

(6 pp)

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Charlie and Nadine H Report on Progress (July 1 – December 31, 2021)

July 2022

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 July 1 – December 31, 2021.

(132 pp)

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“We Don’t Have that in Mississippi”: How Temporary Expansions of the Child Tax Credit & Child Care Demonstrate the Importance of Federal Investments & Oversight

June 2022

This brief synthesizes findings from our research in Mississippi, where we interviewed and surveyed families who identified overwhelmingly as Black or African American, along with diverse child care providers and other stakeholders in the child care sector, to learn whether the Child Tax Credit and child care investments were advancing economic and racial equity and helping families.

(26 pp) 

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The Child Care Paradox: How Child Care Providers Balance Paid and Un-Paid Caregiving

June 2022

Care work is some of the most important work in our society, supporting children, families, and individuals across their lifespans. But, despite the critical work child care providers do for families and society as a whole, their work is systematically undervalued. This brief reports the findings from our interviews and the recommendations from providers.

(15 pp)

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Michelle H., et al. v. McMaster Progress Report (April – September 2021)

March 2022

This is the 10th report on the progress of the South Carolina Department of Social Services in meeting the requirements of the Final Settlement Agreement.

Read the executive summary.

(156 pp)

 

Progress Report: South Carolina Dept. of Social Services Apr.-Sept. 2021.