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.

Henry A. v. Willden

Following the dismissal of Clark K. v. Willden, thirteen foster children in Clark County, Nevada filed this new lawsuit against

Harris v. Martin

Plaintiff, a grandmother seeking Adoption Assistance Program (AAP) payments for her two granddaughters, filed this lawsuit against the Georgia Department

Guardianship Estate of Keffeler v. Washington State

Plaintiffs filed suit on behalf of foster children against Washington’s Department of Health and Social Services for using the children’s

Grant v. Cuomo

In this class action suit, plaintiffs sought (1) improved protective and preventive services for families of children at risk of

G.L. v. Sherman - also known as G.L. v. Stangler and G.L. v. Zumwalt

In this class action, plaintiffs sought to establish the federal constitutional and statutory rights of foster children to be protected

Freeman v. Scoppetta

This case was filed on behalf of a proposed class of foster parents who have requested, or will request, a

Eric L. v. Bird

This class action litigation against the New Hampshire Division of Children, Youth, & Families (DCYF), and the New Hampshire Department

Emily J. v. Weicker

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

Elisa W. v. City of New York

Plaintiffs (nineteen children in foster care and the Public Advocate of New York) filed a case against New York City,

E.T. v. Cantil-Sakauye

This class action lawsuit alleged that the Sacramento Administrative Office of the Courts of the Judicial Council, which controlled allocation

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