Policy Report Publications

Policy Report 24 April 2017
Report: Nearly All Fifty States are Failing Transgender, Gender-Expansive and Gender-Nonconforming (TGNC) Youth

Children’s Rights has proudly teamed up with Lambda Legal and the Center for the Study of Social Policy in conducting a groundbreaking study highlighting the deficiencies in law and policy across all 50 states in protecting transgender, gender expansive, and gender non-conforming youth in out-of-home care systems. The first-of-its-kind report showcases the dramatic overrepresentation of […]

Report: Nearly All Fifty States are Failing Transgender, Gender-Expansive and Gender-Nonconforming (TGNC) Youth
Policy Report 1 June 2011
Ensuring High-Quality Kinship Care for Children in Wisconsin (2011)

The state of Wisconsin recently launched a new effort to license and train relatives following a legislative change in 2009 requiring relatives caring for foster youth to apply for a foster home license. This report evaluates the implementation of this new policy shift in Wisconsin, and offers specific recommendations that would help ensure that foster […]

Ensuring High-Quality Kinship Care for Children in Wisconsin (2011)
Policy Report 1 October 2007
Hitting the M.A.R.C.: Establishing Foster Care Minimum Adequate Rates for Children (2007)

The first-ever nationwide, state-by-state calculation of the real cost of supporting children in foster care, revealing widespread deficiencies in reimbursement rates across the nation — and major disparities among the states — and proposing a new standard rate for each state to use in fulfilling the federal requirement to provide foster parents with payments to […]

Hitting the M.A.R.C.: Establishing Foster Care Minimum Adequate Rates for Children (2007)
Policy Report 1 September 2007
At the Crossroads — Better Infrastructure, Too Few Results: A Decade of Child Welfare Reform in New York City (2007)

A comprehensive assessment of the performance of the New York City child welfare system, revealing that despite a decade of reforms and improvements in the system’s infrastructure and in certain aspects of case practice, safety and permanency outcomes for many children and families have not significantly improved and, in some cases, have worsened.

At the Crossroads — Better Infrastructure, Too Few Results: A Decade of Child Welfare Reform in New York City (2007)
Policy Report 1 August 2007
Promoting Child Welfare Workforce Improvements Through Federal Policy Changes (2007)

A major initiative of Children’s Rights and the Children’s Defense Fund comprising three reports, several proposals for changes to federal policy, and ongoing outreach to federal legislators in support of improvements to the child welfare workforce nationwide. Related publications: Components of an Effective Child Welfare Workforce to Improve Outcomes for Children and Families (2006) List […]

Promoting Child Welfare Workforce Improvements Through Federal Policy Changes (2007)