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VIRGINIA: Bristol Dept. of Social Services v. Welch
11.04.2014 | Termination of Parental Rights
The Court of Appeals of Virginia affirmed the trial court’s denial of the petition to terminate the parental rights of C.W.’s biological mother. The appellate court first held that under Virginia Code § 16.1–283(C), in order to terminate a... read »

VIRGINIA: Dinwiddie Department of Social Services v. Nunnally
10.31.2014 | Termination of Parental Rights
The Supreme Court of Virginia reversed and remanded the trial court’s denial of transfer to a tribal court under the Indian Child Welfare Act of 1978 (the “ICWA”), 25 U.S.C. § 1911(b). The Supreme Court also vacated the trial court’s order... read »

OHIO: “Butler County foster kids could get home quicker”
05.30.2014 | Child Protection / Foster Care
BY: Sheila McLaughlin read »

ARIZONA: “Arizona Child Welfare Overhaul Passes Legislature”
05.29.2014 | Child Protection
Two bills approved by the House and Senate will create and fund a new Department of Child Safety to replace the old Child Protective Services department. Governor Jan Brew proposed the overhaul after revelations late last year that more than 6,500... read »

NEW MEXICO: “Settlement approved in suit over 6 children who were abused in New Mexico”
05.24.2014 | Child Protection
BY: Associated Press read »

NEBRASKA: “Group hails custody ruling as positive for tribes”
05.23.2014 | Child Protection
BY: Kevin Abourezk read »

OHIO: “Bipartisan bill would extend Ohio’s foster care program”
05.12.2014 | Child Protection / Foster Care
By: Tiffany L. Parks read »

FLORIDA: “Juvenile Justice, Foster Care Issues Gain in 2014 Session”
05.12.2014 | Child Protection / Foster Care
The 2014 legislative session saw major gains for juvenile justice issues in Florida, while also seeking to bolster the independence of foster children. Lawmakers passed a rewrite of HB 7055 of laws governing the Department of Juvenile Justice,... read »

WASHINGTON: “A new battle brewing over Braam”
05.11.2014 | Child Protection / Foster Care
By: John Stang read »

ALABAMA: “Married Couple Challenge Alabama’s Sanctity Laws”
05.09.2014 | Adoption
By: Chris Randolph read »

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