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  • Seclusion and Restraints
    Prompted by an October 1998 Hartford Courant series describing deaths from the use of restraints and a report by the General Accounting Office, the 106th Congress took action on legislation and regulation to address the use of seclusion and restraints in inpatient and residential treatment facilities. Learn more about the final language passed by Congress.

  • Independent Living
    The John H. Chafee Foster Care Independence Program was designed to provide additional supports to young people aging out of foster care. Learn more about the law with CWLA's analysis and testimony, as well as HHS instructions.

  • The Adoption and Safe Families Act of 1997 (P.L. 105-89)
    The Adoption and Safe Families Act of 1997 (P.L. 105-89) was designed to improve the safety of children, to promote adoption and other permanent homes for children who need them, and to support families. Learn more about the law with the CWLA summary, text of the law, HHS instructions, CWLA comments, and links to summaries of state legislation.

  • Shay Bilchik and the National Collaboration for Youth Support Introduction of the Federal Youth Coordination Act

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