National Center for Youth Law

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.

Susan C. v. Department of Children and Families, State of Florida

Plaintiffs filed suit against the Florida Department of Children and Family Services, as well as Big Bend Community Based Care

Sheila A. v. Whiteman - also known as Sheila A. v. Finney, Sheila A. v. Haden, and J.D.B. v. Barton

Plaintiffs alleged that the Kansas child welfare system violated Title IV-E, the federal Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA),

Sam and Tony M. v. Carcieri

This lawsuit charges Rhode Island’s Department of Children, Youth and Families (DCYF) with failing to ensure the safety and well-being

S.S. v. McMullen

Plaintiff, an eight-year-old girl, alleged that three employees of the Missouri Division of Family Services violated her substantive due process

Roe v. Ohio Dept. of Human Services - also known as Roe v. Staples and Doe v. Staples

This class action concerns whether children in foster care and their parents received pre-removal and prompt reunification services consistent with

R.C. v. Wally - also known as R.C. v. Petelos, R.C. v. Nachman, R.C. v. Hornsby, and R.C. v. Cleveland

This case challenged the failure of the Alabama Department of Human Resources (DHR) to preserve the families of and provide

Planned Parenthood v. Promesa

Plaintiffs’ lawsuit alleged that Promesa Behavioral Health group home staff engaged in unlawful practices, including denying foster youth access to

People United for Children, Inc. v. City of New York

Plaintiffs, a non-profit organization and African-American parents affiliated with the organization, brought suit against New York City’s Administration for Children’s

Olivia Y. v. Barbour - also known as Johnson v. Barbour

This class action lawsuit was brought on behalf of 3,000 foster children who are currently in the custody of the

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