Casey Family Programs recently released two white papers on improving the child welfare system. These policy briefs highlight the need to reauthorize and expand Title IV-E waivers, as well as the need for comprehensive federal finance reform.

  • The Need for Federal Finance Reform analyzes how child welfare funding structures can align with the federal policy goal of providing safe, nurturing and permanent families for all children.
  • The Need to Reauthorize and Expand Title IV-E Waivers examines how IV-E waivers have positively impacted the child welfare system in five states. The white paper reviews how IV-E waivers have enabled states to achieve foster care caseload reductions and reinvest the IV-E foster care savings in prevention, family support and permanency services.