Article Archive: Welfare Policy

This Snapshot features the leadership journey of Pat Lawler, CEO of Youth Villages. In the early '90s, he realized his residential programs were failing kids, and government wasn't supporting better programming. Watch what happened when his organization set out to work in the community and advocate for the best funding and policy for kids, not fight for scraps that weren't making a difference.

This white paper documents the Alliance's role as lead facilitator in a Michigan initiative to assess the feasibility of, and develop a phased implementation timeline for, a performance-based funding model for the child welfare system.The Alliance was able to achieve goals outlined by the legislature through its diverse skills and knowledge and a unique approach founded in authentic engagement.

The Alliance for Children and Families, with a grant from the Annie E. Casey Foundation, gathered experts in child welfare for a convening on family search and engagement in December 2012.

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