7 to 1: federal investments in child welfare

For every $7 available for children in foster care, only $1 is available to invest in a wider array of services that prevent the need for foster care.

Our nation has a tremendous opportunity to transform America’s child welfare system to ensure vulnerable children and families receive the support they need. But we must make smarter, more effective investments in the kinds of interventions that safely reduce the need for foster care and promote stronger families.


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