Child Welfare Law and Practice

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South Carolina Waiver Signed

HHS announces approval of South Carolina welfare reform demonstration projects: all Aid to Families with Dependent Children recipient will be required to work with a caseworker to develop and sign an Individual Self-Sufficiency Plan (ISSP) that includes a series of steps to prepare the recipient for work, and a timetable for completion.... [more]

Alabama - Decision-Making for the Permanent Placement of Children

Statutes from Alabama on Permanent Placement for Children.... [more]

HHS Releases First Child Welfare Outcomes Report

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released a new report compiling state and national data on children who are abused and neglected, in foster care, adopted or waiting to be adopted. This data will be used to hold states accountable for services to at-risk children.... [more]

Alabama - Disclosure of Confidential Records

Descriptions of child welfare laws in Alabama regarding confidential records.... [more]

Decision-Making in Permanency Planning

Central Registries/Reporting Records

Child Abuse and Neglect

Reporting Abuse and Neglect

Permanent Placement Planning

Family Reunification

Termination of Parental Rights

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