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The Glaring Gap in Family-Finding and Family-Placement

Tom Rawlings in Response to Equity in Permanency Planning by International Social Service-USA (ISS-USA) Over the past few years, many state and tribal child welfare agencies have made great progress placing children with relatives if those children have suffered maltreatment and can’t safely live with a parent.  State and federal laws require that agencies make a “diligent search” for relatives...

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