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LaShawn A. v. Bowser Progress Report (July 1, 2018 – March 31, 2019)

June 2019

This report examines the performance of the District of Columbia’s child welfare system for the period of July 1, 2018 - March 31, 2019 and determines its progress. 

(165 pp)

Report

People of the State of CA v. Humboldt County DHHS and Sheriff’s Office (September 1, 2018 – February 28, 2019)

June 2019

This report examines the performance of Humboldt County’s Department of Health and Human Services, Child Welfare Services, and Humboldt County’s Sheriff’s Office for Monitoring Period II (September 1, 2018 - February 28, 2019) in meeting agreements to reform responses and systems to address child abuse and/or neglect reports, and determines progress. 

(74 pp)

Policy Paper

Supporting All Families: Financing Streams to Support Prevention Programs—INFOGRAPHIC

May 2019

This infographic depicts the different kinds of programs and resources available to children and families including those that are directed at mitigating risk and preventing the need for foster care.

Read the associated fact sheet for more background and information.

Brief

What do “Work Requirements” Actually Require? A look at programs that meet families’ basic needs in Montgomery County, Maryland

June 2019

This brief explores work we have done to understand work requirements in Montgomery County, MD. Our goal is to learn what was required of families to apply for, and receive, TANF and SNAP. 

Download the supporting infographic. 

(8 pp)

Policy Paper

Supporting All Families: Financing Streams to Support Prevention Programs

May 2019

This fact sheet and infographic depicts the different kinds of programs and resources available to children and families including those that are directed at mitigating risk and preventing the need for foster care.

Download the infographic here.

(2 pp)

Report

Michelle H., et al. v. McMaster and Alford Progress Report (April 2018-September 2018)

May 2019

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

(128 pp)

Webinar

Strengthening Families through Child Welfare Practice

May 2019

 

This webinar focused on how a protective factors approach can be applied in child welfare practice. 

Policy Paper

Responsibly Defining Candidacy within the Context of FFPSA: Five Principles to Consider

April 2019

This brief offers guiding principles for states to consider as they work to identify a definition of candidacy that fits within the context of their state policies and prevention service array.

(2 pp)

Brief

Better Outcomes for Older Youth of Color in Foster Care

March 2015

This article focuses on older youth of color in the child welfare system and what the data tell us about how better to structure interventions that build protective factors in youth to promote healthy development and well-being.

(5 pp)