On Friday, April 26, HHS released the Title IV-E Prevention Services Clearinghouse Handbook of Standards and Procedures, which includes new information related to how the new Title IV-E prevention services allowable under Family First will work. The IV-E Prevention Services Clearinghouse ratings will be applied to programs and services as meeting the well-supported, supported, or
Adele Robinson has been named to head the new Pizzigati Institute on Advocacy for Children, Youth and Families, at the University of Maryland. The Institute is named for Karabelle Pizzigati, who was Director of Public Policy at CWLA from 1993 to 2000, and a veteran national expert, advocate and mentor on public policies that impact
Please save the date for the upcoming CWLA National Advocacy Summit, April 18, 19, and 20, on Capitol Hill in Washington DC. More details to follow soon.
Despite the efforts of former Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) to clean up the legislative agenda before leaving, it looks as if Congress may be here late into the year. Based on public comments by some members of Congress, the appropriations process could still be a challenge despite the added flexibility provided by the new higher
The CWLA 2015 National Conference starts on Sunday, April 26 with over 60 workshops and additional sessions, presentations, meetings and events beginning the next day. One of the main features will be Tuesday, April 28, Hill Day in which members are asked to go to Capitol Hill to meet their members of Congress to educate
On Friday, March 12, a number of groups spearheaded by the Child Welfare League of America, Generations United, the National Association of County Human Service Directors, Zero to Three, Easter Seals and the National Adult Protective Services Association, sent a letter to all members of Congress in support of the Social Services Block Grant (SSBG).
Today CWLA sent a letter on the Social Services Block Grant (SSBG) to all members of the House and Senate. As you know from some of the state by state calls we have been conducting, SSBG is under severe attack and it is vital to programs especially child protection, child welfare, and domestic violence. We hope
Last Monday, the President started the FY 2016 appropriations process when he sent to Congress his formal budget request. Although many observers like to describe such budgets as “dead on arrival” or DOA whenever there are two different parties controlling the White House and Congress it none-theless starts a process and sets goals in
The Administration’s budget includes several proposed appropriations increases or changes in law to expand child welfare services, particularly for children and families involved with foster care. It is in fact a change for a budget area that rarely experiences any requested increases beyond what happens under the entitlement programs. Whether any action takes place will