Data and State of Child Welfare Systems

Brief: Child Welfare Policy Primer: A Guide for Advocates, Policymakers, and Others Interested in Child Welfare Policy Reform

Although the child welfare field has made significant strides over the past few decades, advocates, policy makers, and other leaders across the country continue to push for new reforms to lead to better outcomes for families and children in the child welfare system or at risk of entering the system. This primer provides a comprehensive...
Brief: Education Records of Children in Foster Care

Brief: Education Records of Children in Foster Care

Authored by the Legal Center for Foster Care & Education, this brief describes the barriers to educational success that children in foster care often face, and how a new amendment to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) makes it easier for child welfare agencies to collaborate with schools to eliminate these barriers for...