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.

Clark K. v. Willden - also known as Clark K. v. Guinn

This lawsuit was filed against the Clark County Department of Family Services to end statutory and constitutional violations of the

Charlie and Nadine H. v. Corzine - also known as Charlie and Nadine H v. Codey, Charlie and Nadine H. v. McGreevey and Charlie and Nadine H. v. Whitman

Plaintiffs filed this class action on behalf of children in the custody of the New Jersey Division of Youth and

Carson P. v. Heineman - also known as Foreman v. Heineman

Plaintiffs filed this case on behalf of five children who have suffered physical and psychological harm while in the custody

Brown v. Kearney - also known as Brown v. Chiles, Brown v. Towey, and Brown v. Feaver

This action challenged the failure of the Florida Department of Health and Rehabilitative Services (HRS) (now called the Department of

Brian A. v. Bredesen - also known as Brian A. v. Hattaway and Brian A. v. Sundquist

Plaintiffs filed this lawsuit on behalf of more than 9,000 foster children in the legal custody of Tennessee’s Department of

Braam v. State of Washington

This case was originally filed by thirteen current and former foster children against the State of Washington, the Department of

Booraem v. Orange County

This taxpayer action against Orange County and the California Department of Social Services (CDSS) challenged the placement for an extended

Bonnie L. v. Bush - also known as 31 Foster Children v. Bush

Plaintiffs filed this suit on behalf of twenty-two children against Florida’s Department of Children and Families (DCF). The suit alleged

Bogutz v. State of Arizona

Plaintiffs filed this action on behalf of (1) a class of all present and future foster children (Class A) and

Belcher-Dixon v. Saenz

In a taxpayer action against California Department of Social Services, Plaintiffs challenged CDSS’ regulation and monitoring of county child welfare

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