Families Torn Apart: America’s Unjust Bail Practices

Imagine the following scenario: John, a single father of two, has been arrested. He is charged with theft and his bail is set at...

Foster Children: Giving Voice to the Voiceless

Every child deserves a voice. Foster children, however, are often denied any chance to be heard. That’s where the Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASAs) come in....

This Foster Care Month, Pass Laws to Improve the Lives of...

May is National Foster Care Month. Last week President Trump issued a statement in support of this recognition and expressed gratitude for the thousands...

Overuse of Medication in Foster Children

If you are a foster child getting medications for emotional and mental health issues in the United States you may be getting more than...

Parents Locked Up, Kids Left Out: Who Really Suffers?

The American criminal justice system has created a culture of mass incarceration. As of 2015, the U.S. incarceration rate (698 per 100,000 people) was the...

Mental Health Care for Foster Children

The children in America's foster care system face a tremendous amount of psychological stress. Many have been removed from traumatic home situations because of neglect...

Court Appointed Special Advocates Help Foster Kids Fight Education Inequality

On January 27, 2017, Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Philadelphia gathered attorneys, child welfare professionals, and volunteers at Berger & Montague P.C. for...

THE BACKLASH OF INCLUSION: The collision of constitutional rights creates an...

Six years ago, Brady Howe and his husband became parents. They adopted their son privately through the Open Adoptions & Family Services agency. Soon,...

The Lessons of a Foster Care Survivor

Think of the first stranger you saw today. Now, imagine that you have to go and live with that person. How would you feel?...

Pennsylvania, 17th in Childhood Well-Being, Is at Risk for a Census...

Pennsylvania ranks 17th in the nation for childhood well-being, according to the 2018 KIDS COUNT® Data Book, recently released by the Annie E. Casey...

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