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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.

Right to Counsel for Vulnerable Children Raised on Hill

On Monday, September 12, groups including First Focus, the Children’s Advocacy Institute, the National Association of Counsel for Children, and the American Bar Association Center on Children and the Law conducted a briefing on the [...]

Discussion Focuses On Poverty Reduction Strategies

The Urban Institute, in collaboration with the National Association for Welfare Research and Statistics, brought together experts with different perspectives to discuss their thoughts on successful strategies for reducing poverty. The panel included Uma Ahluwalia, [...]

Senate Pushes December 9 CR, Early Departure

There appeared to be progress in appropriations discussions after the first week back.  Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) announced early in the week that the Senate would be proposing a CR that would extend [...]

Waiting on Families First Act, Time Running Short

There was little progress to report in regard to the passage of the Family First Prevention Services Act, (HR 5456, Conference Report 114-628). Its only path forward would appear to be a voice vote in [...]

GAO Report on Tribes: APPLA and Need for Resources

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has issued a new report on how tribal governments are addressing the eventual restrictions on the foster care placement category of “another planned permanent living arrangement” or APPLA for youth [...]

HHS Issues Guidance on CAPTA Safe Care

At the end of August, HHS issued an information memorandum (ACYF-CB-IM-16-0) to inform and assist states in implementing a “Plan of Safe Care” under the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA) as amended by [...]

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