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.

E.F. v. Scafidi

This case challenged state practices regarding children with mental or physical disabilities who are in state custody. The complaint included

E.C. v. Blunt - also known as E.C. v. Sherman

This case challenges Senate Bill 539, which ends adoption subsidies for many children with special needs who have been or

Dwayne B. v. Snyder - Also known as Dwanye B. v. Granholm

This class action lawsuit was filed against the state of Michigan for violating constitutional, federal statutory, and federal common law

Dupuy v. McEwen - also known as Dupuy v. Samuels, Dupuy v. McDonald, Dupuy v. McEwen, Smith v. McDonald and Tara S. v. McDonald

This case against the Illinois Department of Child and Family Services (DCFS) addressed the constitutionality of the “credible evidence” standard

Doe by Johanns v. New York City Dept. of Social Services

Foster youth who were negatively affected by the New York Department of Social Service (DSS)’s practice of housing children on

Doe v. Kearney

Parents, individually and on behalf of their minor children, brought suit against the Florida Department of Children and Families, seeking

David C. v. Huntsman - also known as David C. v. Leavitt

This comprehensive child welfare reform class action was filed on behalf of all foster children and children reported as abused

D.G. v. Yarbrough - Also known as D.G. v. Henry

This class action lawsuit was filed on behalf of the 10,000 children living in Oklahoma’s child welfare system against Oklahoma’s

Cosentino v. Perales - Also known as Cosentino v. Wing; consolidated for disposition with Martin A. v. Giuliani

Plaintiffs sought housing assistance to enable homeless families and those at risk of becoming homeless to avoid foster care placement

Connor v. Patrick

This class action lawsuit was filed against the Massachusetts Governor, the Secretary of the Massachusetts Executive Office of Health and

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