State Factsheets on Child Welfare Funding 2010
The Children’s Defense Fund and CLASP have updated their state-by-state factsheets that provide recent data reported by the federal government on children who are abused and neglected, in foster care, exiting from foster care, and living with kin.
They also provide information collected by Child Trends on how states fund the child welfare system through federal, state and local sources, and highlight the expenditure trends within the Title IV-E Foster Care program. As the recession continues to put stress on children and families and as we continue to move forward with implementing Fostering Connections it is important to examine child welfare funding and push for increased funding in prevention, specialized treatment, workforce improvements and other areas.
Source: Child Welfare and Mental Health Coalition Update, 1/29/10
About the Author
Katherine Astrich is senior vice president of public policy and mobilization for the Alliance and UNCA.
She previously worked as a consultant for The Lewin Group, a national health and human services consulting firm. She has advocated for Medicaid, early education, and workforce assistance programs that benefit vulnerable children and families.
Her expertise includes regulatory and information collection policy. She also has eight years of experience working for the Office of Management and Budget. ... more
About the Author
Cecilia Fiermonte is director of child welfare policy at the Alliance. An attorney, she previously was assistant director at the American Bar Association Center on Children and the Law, advocating for policy change and providing training and technical assistance.
She also previously:
- Supervised the child welfare program of the County Attorney's Office in Wyoming County, N.Y.
- Worked in research and evaluation at the Quality Improvement Center on the Representation of Children
- Represented children in family court matters ... more