Foster care
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky’s foster care system will be bolstered by an influx of $41.5 million in additional funding to support children and the people providing care to them, Gov.
Oregon has for years housed hundreds of kids in foster care in hotels, even after promising to curb the practice in a legal settlement.
CHARLESTON W.Va. (AP) — Being Black or enrolled in the foster care system are some of the biggest risk factors for facing school suspension in West Virginia, one of the U.S. states with the most children in foster care per capita, according to new data released this week by the state Department of E
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia’s House of Delegates unanimously passed a bill Wednesday to expand the authority of the state foster care advocate to investigate allegations of abuse and neglect.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee agency that has faced heightened scrutiny for failures in oversight of the state’s most vulnerable children is requesting a quick influx of $26.6 million, aimed at keeping youth from having to sleep in administrative state offices or in transitional housing, amo
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi’s foster care system is on pace for more adoptions during the current budget year than the previous one.
Prosecutors allege that the leader of a small polygamous group on the Arizona-Utah border helped orchestrate the escape of eight girls he considered his wives from a group home where they were placed after authorities learned of what was happening.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia has appointed a new deputy secretary of child and adult services following recommendations in a $1 million report completed earlier this month by a consulting firm hired to study restructuring the agency responsible for running the state’s foster care system.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Broncos running back Javonte Williams is using his downtime as he recovers from an injured right knee to feed his other passion: helping foster kids.
MISSION, Kan. (AP) — The head of a Kansas legislative panel wants to end the state’s contract with its largest foster care contractor, after two former executives were accused of scheming to defraud the organization out of at least $4.7 million.
The Supreme Court appears likely to leave in place most of a federal law that gives preference to Native American families in foster care and adoption proceedings of Native children.
The U.S. Supreme Court is set to hear arguments Wednesday on the most significant challenge to a law that gives preference to Native American families in foster care and adoption proceedings of Native children.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The federal government on Wednesday said the state of Alabama illegally discriminates against children in foster care with behavioral and emotional disabilities.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New state data shows New Mexico’s repeat rate for child abuse is among the worst in the country, a newspaper reported Tuesday.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Officials are holding four virtual town halls this month in an effort to improve Kentucky’s foster care system.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — An appeals court has revived a federal lawsuit that a lower court dismissed accusing the state of West Virginia of failing to protect children and fix its overwhelmed foster care system.
President Joe Biden has presented the nation’s highest civilian honor to 17 people, including gymnast Simone Biles and the late Arizona Republican Sen. John McCain.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The biological mother of two small California boys who died while in the state foster care system has filed a federal lawsuit alleging her sons were unlawfully taken from her and placed with foster parents who are now charged with killing them.
President Joe Biden signed an executive order to stymie what the White House says are discriminatory legislative attacks on the LGBTQ community by Republican-controlled states.
MISSION, Kan. (AP) — “Y’all here to protect me,” the youth asked the officers, beseechingly. “Right?”
Democratic lawmakers in 18 states are following California’s lead in seeking to offer legal refuge to displaced transgender youth and their families.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice said Friday that the state is seeking bids on a consulting contract to undertake a thorough review of the massive Department of Health and Human Resources.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Over 150 children in foster care in Virginia spent at least one night in “unsuitable sleeping arrangements” over a six-month period last year, Gov.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice vetoed a bill Wednesday that would have split the massive Department of Health and Human Resources into separate agencies, saying he first wants a review of its “issues, bottlenecks, and inefficiencies.”
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California could provide legal refuge to displaced transgender youth and their families under a proposal announced Thursday that joins a growing list of initiatives from the nation’s most populous state aimed at counterbalancing actions in Texas and other conservative place
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Advocates of foster care children in West Virginia fear some of the state’s most vulnerable children will not get the help they need after a bill aimed at improving services unraveled in the Legislature.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia’s social services agency secretary said Thursday he intends for employees in the state’s foster care system to get 15% raises, after lawmakers essentially gutted a bill to provide the increases.
The Supreme Court has agreed to review a case involving a federal law that gives Native Americans preference in adoptions of Native children.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Lawmakers in West Virginia are looking to give pay raises to workers in the state’s foster care system.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi legislators are working on proposals to fund state government for the year that begins July 1.