This document provides information on which jurisdictions are operating under a consent decree, which are pending, and which have exited.
We strive to help agencies and communities deploy integrated, collaborative responses that improve the lives of children and families. Safely reducing the number of children in foster care requires alignment of the three branches of government along with the community. The resources featured here reflect responses to inquiries from leaders about how to work effectively across executive, legislative, and judicial branches of government to better serve children and families and build Communities of Hope.
This list offers resources for child welfare agencies to better serve youth involved in both the child welfare and juvenile justice systems.
Youth in foster care have high rates of trauma exposure. A trauma-informed child protection system can mitigate trauma’s adverse effects.
The system of care approach was developed to better serve children with serious mental health conditions. Learn more about them.
This information packet provides guidance on how to help youth in foster care keep their academic credits when they have to change schools.
One of the most important partnerships child welfare agencies can build is a meaningful collaboration with their police departments.
The courts play an essential role in keeping children safe and in promoting timely permanency through effective and timely hearings.
Learn from the collective experiences of child welfare agencies that have exited or are currently under consent decrees.
This home visiting program in Washington state serves high-risk mothers who abuse alcohol and drugs during pregnancy.
New requirements offer a chance for child welfare agencies to partner with school districts to provide stable educational experiences.