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.

K.L. v. State of New Mexico - also known as J.B. v. Valdez

This is a class action lawsuit on behalf of all children in New Mexico with mental and/or developmental disabilities who

K.J. v. Division of Youth and Family Services

Three minor brothers filed suit against the State of New Jersey and its Division of Youth and Family Services for

K.H. v. Dorsey

This damages lawsuit was brought on behalf of a child against the Department and the individual caseworker alleging that plaintiff

Juan F. v. Rell - also known as Juan F. v. O'Neill, Juan F. v. Rowland, and Juan F. v. Weicker

This class action lawsuit charged that the Connecticut Department of Children and Families (DCF) was grossly underfunded and understaffed, child

Jocelyn B. v. California Dept. of Education

Plaintiffs, four siblings in foster care who were students in the Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD), filed suit against the

Jeanine B. v. Doyle - also known as Jeanine B. v. Thompson

This class action against the Governor of Wisconsin was brought on behalf of foster children and other victims of child

In re Dependency of J.A.  

This is a Washington state appellate court decision ruling for the first time that a trial court’s failure to provide

Hill v. Erickson

This is a class action suit on behalf of adolescent wards of the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services

Higgins v. Saenz

Plaintiffs alleged that the California State Department of Social Services failed to enforce federal regulations requiring states to license foster

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