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DOJ Makes New Commitments to Enforce the Indian Child Welfare Act

By Rricha Mathur On December 3rd at the White House Tribal Nations Conference Attorney General Eric Holder boldly announced that the Department of Justice (DOJ) will be launching a new initiative to ensure compliance with the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA). Under this new initiative, the DOJ pledges to actively identify state-court cases where the...

How children fare in the CRromnibus

By Shadi Houshyar Last Thursday evening, the House approved a $1.1 trillion bill funding most of the government through September despite opposition from Democrats and significant disagreement from members of both parties. The House also voted by unanimous consent on a two-day continuing resolution (CR), which expired on Saturday. The CR was intended to keep the government...

Connecticut Voices for Children Brings Youth to the Capitol

By Dianna Walters Connecticut Voices for Children’s 4th annual Youth at the Capitol Day Forum was held on Monday in Hartford, CT, providing an excellent example of the power of stakeholder engagement as an advocacy strategy. This year’s event, titled after a recently released report, Because Relationships Matter: Improving Opportunities and Outcomes for Youth in...

Blog: White House Foster Youth Event

By Shadi Houshyar On December 8, a group of current and former foster youth joined Vice President Joe Biden and the cast of the remake of the Broadway classic Annie at the White House for a Foster Youth event. A special screening of Annie was accompanied by the release of a fact sheet on Improving Outcomes for Our...
Is There Room At Your Table?

Is There Room At Your Table?

This post originally appeared on the Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children blog. In observance of National Adoption Month, Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children Development Director Audrey Eisenberg shares her perspective on making the needs of children in foster care a priority … The other night, my caseworker called to cancel our final pre-adoption home visit because she...