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From Place to Place—Interview with Documentary Producer Matt Anderson (Part One)

The feature documentary From Place to Place follows two youth who age out of foster care and then set out to change the system that raised them. (The trailer can be seen on the film’s website.) From Place to Place … Continue reading

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Differential Response in Child Welfare

Recently, we added a new page to the blog entitled Friends of CASA, listing the blogs of our partner organizations and leaders in the child advocacy movement. We hope to share, from time to time, excerpts from our partners’ blogs … Continue reading

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Congress Reauthorizes Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA)

On December 20, President Obama signed the long-awaited reauthorization of the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA). This legislation is especially significant for us, as it mandates that a guardian ad litem (GAL) must be appointed in any case … Continue reading

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A Call to Action on Child Welfare Reform

Two of the strongest advocates for foster youth in the Senate are Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-LA, and Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-IA. The two are co-chairs of the Senate Caucus on Foster Youth and have been outspoken in their commitment to … Continue reading

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