Foster Care Docket
The Foster Care Docket tracks foster care reform litigation throughout the country. In the tool bar to your right, cases may be searched by state, keyword, and procedural and substantive issues.
Plaintiffs (foster parents and children who would lose benefits because their homes were not state licensed) challenged the new licensing
Plaintiffs challenged the practices of the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) regarding its use of disability benefits collected
This class action was filed on behalf of black, Protestant children in need of foster care in New York City.
Plaintiffs’ complaint alleged that Los Angeles officials failed to investigate family members before sending children to live with them, thereby
The complaint, filed by homeless families with children and the Washington State Coalition for the Homeless, asserted constitutional claims and
Plaintiff alleged that the California Department of Social Services (CDSS) violated the Community Care Licensing Act, Health and Safety Code
The complaint alleged deficiencies in child welfare services, including: pre-placement services; reasonable efforts to prevent placement; least restrictive placement; lack
Plaintiffs filed this suit on behalf of children with mental and emotional disabilities in custody of the Connecticut Department of
This civil action for damages was brought by two foster children (sisters) against the State for their excessive length of
This case was filed on behalf of a seven-year-old child with multiple disabilities and his biological mother and foster parents,