Most sex trafficking victims are from foster care. Still, the problem persists.

found cases where children in foster care were regularly pimped out on Friday, Saturday and Sunday and then returned to their taxpayer-funded group homes on Monday. Continue reading Most sex trafficking victims are from foster care. Still, the problem persists.

Healthcare reform.

The results show that poor access to primary care providers was seen among private coverage purchased via exchanges, relative to private coverage purchased on the individual market. Similar trends were seen with employer-based coverage that may not be attributable to reductions in Medicaid fees Continue reading Healthcare reform.

From Florida to California, the foster care system is broken.

Young adults aging out of foster care are less likely to graduate high school, attend college, or get a degree. California says that it costs society to turn these children out into the streets and according to the Annie E Casey Foundation, it is very much costing society money. Annie E Casey says that if aged out foster youth had the same outcomes as youth who didn’t age out, the US taxpayers would save $4.1 billion. Continue reading From Florida to California, the foster care system is broken.

Texas halts investigations of parents with transgender children.

The Texas ruling came after a legal challenge by the parents of a 16-year-old transgender girl whose family was among the first to be investigated by the state’s Department of Family and Protective Services under Governor Abbott’s order. Judge Meachum said the investigations violate the “separation of powers by impermissibly encroaching into the legislative domain Continue reading Texas halts investigations of parents with transgender children.

Melanie Curtin faces life. Cyntia Perkins pled guilty to 3 of the 72 counts in plea deal.

Prosecutors said that the 17-minute video from 2014 of Melanie Curtin and SWAT team commander Dennis Perkins performing sex acts on the victim swayed the trial. Continue reading Melanie Curtin faces life. Cyntia Perkins pled guilty to 3 of the 72 counts in plea deal.

Montana family members, foster parents, legislators, and mental health professionals ask for Montana’s foster care system to change.

Each year hundreds of families across the state whose children have been wrongfully removed or whose rights have been violated contact the Montana Child Protection Alliance (MCPA). A 2017 report by the Office of the Child and Family Ombudsman shows nearly a 50% uptick in calls to the office from 2016. Continue reading Montana family members, foster parents, legislators, and mental health professionals ask for Montana’s foster care system to change.