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Chart Outlines States Where Courts and Child Welfare Agencies Are Collaborating

4/26/2006:   Home at Last has created a user-friendly online chart, Pursuing Foster Care Reform—State Court Commissions and Task Forces, summarizing the collaborative efforts under way in 15 states and the District of Columbia to ensure the courts and child welfare agencies responsible for children in foster care work together to improve the lives of and outcomes for these children. How and when initiatives were created and contact information and websites where one can learn more are also provided.

The chart shows that, nationwide, states are engaged in a variety of efforts--from the Children's Cabinet in Arizona to the Washington State Commission on Children in Foster Care--to improve foster care systems and ensure the safety, permanence, and well-being of children.

Home at Last is a national, nonpartisan education and outreach project that seeks to encourage action on the recommendations of the Pew Commission on Children in Foster Care. Home at Last is supported through a grant from the Pew Charitable Trusts to Occidental College.

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