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THE CHILDREN’S MONITOR

CWLA’s online publication dedicated to summarizing
federal policy in progress and analyzing its impact
on child welfare.

December 9 CR Struggles to Finish Line

Congressional dreams of an early departure last week rapidly dissipated when several issues emerged that slowed down a final deal.  Once again there are members, particularly senators, who are hoping this will be the final [...]

Time Winding Down, Foster Care Up, Debates On FFA Continue, Oregon an Eye Into the Challenges

The best news regarding the passage of the Family First Prevention Services Act, (HR 5456, Conference Report 114-628) is that Congress did not get a budget deal and adjourn last week giving supporters and opponents [...]

Intervention Vs Prevention

 A potential long-term result of the current debate on the Families First Prevention Services Act is the pitting of the need for front end prevention of child maltreatment against the need for intervention services that [...]

House Resolution Recognizes September as Kinship Care Month

On Wednesday, September 14, Congressperson Karen Bass (D-CA) introduced H.Res. 867  recognizing September as National Kinship Care Month. The effort to recognize September as National Kinship Care month has been actively promoted for several years [...]

JJDPA Reauthorization on House Floor Tuesday

The House has scheduled a vote for Tuesday on H.R. 5963, the Supporting Youth Opportunity and Preventing Delinquency Act of 2016, a bill that would reauthorize the Juvenile Justice Delinquency Prevention Act (JJDPA).  The bill [...]

New Census Shows Significant Progress In Poverty, Income and Insurance

On Tuesday, September 13, the US Census Bureau released their annual data with some surprisingly positive results. The number of insured and the median income rose while the poverty rate decreased. The overall poverty rate [...]

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