Our knowledge stems from listening to, learning from and collaborating with child welfare systems, tribes, families, communities, policymakers, courts and other public and private stakeholders that care for children. We are committed long-term to lifting up the leaders, vision and values that contribute to safely reducing the need for foster care and building hope for children and families.

Addressing Child Sex Trafficking from a Child Welfare Perspective

Human sex trafficking of girls and boys in the United States is a serious and growing concern for policymakers, child welfare leaders and the public. But more accurate information is needed about who is being trafficked, how that is occurring, […]

A Decade of Hope | 2015 Signature Report

Our 2015 signature report profiles communities across America that are keeping children safe and families strong, demonstrating that hope is an action word.

Smart Spending for Better Outcomes

The federal government spends about $4.4 billion a year under Title IV-E of the Social Security Act to maintain children in foster care. By comparison, only about $700 million a year is available to be invested in a wider array […]

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