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Senate Caucus on Foster Youth Examines Trauma Informed Care

Macey Shambery On February 28, the Senate Caucus on Foster Youth held a briefing centered on the future of trauma-informed care (TIC). Panelists included Amelia Franck, CEO and Founder of Alia; Chuck Price, Director of

Congress Returns With Questions: DACA, Appropriations, Guns?

Congress returns this week for what will be a shortened session but it will be the first opportunity to determine how they will handle three front and center issues: guns, appropriations and DACA They return

Fiscal Year 2018 Mop-Up As Members Return

Funding for the current fiscal year expires on March 23. It is not expected to be a problem as that short term CR was designed to allow appropriators to allocate funding provided under the February

Get It Back Campaign Starts to Promote the EITC

Working with the Center on Budget Policy and Priorities, CWLA is joining with other organizations to promote the Get It Back Campaign. The Center regularly works on encouraging families and now some individuals to be

First Important Dates In Families First

A significant first step in the implementation of the Families First Act (read a CWLA description here) will come on October 1, 2018. Under the legislation the Department of Health and Human Services is directed

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, How Deferred?

One of the other issues confronting Congress this week will be what will be the next steps on DACA? There seems to be no path forward for the more than 700,000 DACA-covered young people. The


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