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April-June 2006
Vol. XXVII No.2

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Landmark Decision for California’s Most Vulnerable Children

July 1, 2006
By Robyn Gould, Laura Townsend, and Leecia Welch
On March 14, federal district court judge Howard J. Matz ordered the State of California to provide critically needed mental health services to thousands of Medi-Cal eligible children who are in foster care or at risk of…

Braam v. State of Washington: A Blueprint for Child Welfare Reform

July 1, 2006
By Bryn Martyna Two years ago, in the early hours of July 31, 2004, parties in Braam v. State of Washington reached an historic settlement, creating a blueprint for reform of the child welfare system in that state.1 The agreement’s hallmark is an independent,…