child welfare policies

Using Disability Justice to Reimagine Family Regulation Systems

Using Disability Justice to Reimagine Family Regulation Systems

Advocates call for reform of family regulation systems to achieve fairer outcomes for parents with disabilities.

Shifting Mandated Reporting Laws From Family Surveillance to Assistance

Shifting Mandated Reporting Laws From Family Surveillance to Assistance

Scholars advocate revising mandated reporting requirements for school employees.

Paying the Price of Regulating Childcare

Paying the Price of Regulating Childcare

Scholars argue that increased regulation in the childcare industry has unintended consequences.

Paid Family Leave Is No Child’s Play

Paid Family Leave Is No Child’s Play

Experts examine the benefits and complexities of a paid family leave mandate in the United States.

Justice for Parents with Disabilities and Their Children

Justice for Parents with Disabilities and Their Children

The child welfare system disproportionately harms families headed by parents with disabilities.

Where Will Native Children Find Their Homes?

Where Will Native Children Find Their Homes?

A Fifth Circuit ruling adopts a novel approach to a law that determines where Native children grow up.

The Regulatory Erasure of LGBTQ+ Foster Youth

The Regulatory Erasure of LGBTQ+ Foster Youth

Without concrete data-reporting requirements, child welfare laws cannot adequately protect LGBTQ+ foster youth.

Promoting Indian Child Welfare Through Inquiry and Data

Promoting Indian Child Welfare Through Inquiry and Data

Data collection on Native American involvement in adoption and foster care is needed to remedy courts’ failures.

#BlackFamiliesMatter

#BlackFamiliesMatter

Federal and state governments should prioritize funding preventative services rather than adopting reactive child removal policies.

Racism, Regulation, and the Administrative State

Racism, Regulation, and the Administrative State

Leading scholars address the ways in which racism pervades the modern administrative state and legal profession.

Empirical Evidence in the Administration of Family Law

Empirical Evidence in the Administration of Family Law

Scholar proposes framework for the use of empirical evidence in child welfare policies.