child welfare

When foster care kids are sex trafficked, some states fail to figure it out

BY: - November 29, 2023

For help, call 1-888-373-7888 or text *233733 for the 24/7 National Human Trafficking Hotline, a national, toll-free hotline. When she was a 10-year-old foster child, T Ortiz often rode a public bus around the San Francisco Bay area, alone. She’d frequent a bus stop by a barber shop. Little by little, the barber, who was […]

The front of West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources is shown between two trees.

Sweeping foster care lawsuit against West Virginia DHHR will move forward as a class action 

BY: - August 18, 2023

A sweeping foster care lawsuit against the state’s health department has been granted class-action status, meaning children in the state’s troubled system can join the legal filing.  The lawsuit, which was first filed in 2019, said that the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources violated the constitutional rights of more than 6,000 kids […]