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Congress should protect foster children’s Social Security benefits
Congress should protect foster children’s Social Security benefits
Commentary
New York City announced that it would stop taking foster children’s Social Security benefits to pay for their care.
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Children in foster care are easy prey for predators
Children in foster care are easy prey for predators
CommentaryIn the News
Agencies closed the cases of more than 100,000 missing foster children before they were found. Many remain missing and the state has no idea where they are.
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We Need More Words Than “Neglect”
We Need More Words Than “Neglect”
CommentaryIn the News
The term child "neglect" has become a catch-all and needs to be replaced in laws with precise terms to provide a clear direction for protective action.
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New Arizona Law Appoints an Attorney for Every Child in Foster Care
New Arizona Law Appoints an Attorney for Every Child in Foster Care
Commentary
Senate Bill 1391 was signed into law by Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey. The momentous law gives every child in foster care legal representation.
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Financial Relief is here for foster youth, but it’s not moving quickly
Financial Relief is here for foster youth, but it’s not moving quickly
Commentary
$10.5 million is sitting with DCS to provide assistance to older foster youth as they cope with pandemic stresses. Very little has been distributed.
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Foster kids shouldn’t be invisible – one thing that must happen now
Foster kids shouldn’t be invisible – one thing that must happen now
CommentaryIn the News
We can’t search for children who have disappeared from state care if we don’t know what they look like. Every child in state care needs a photograph.
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