Waivers Causing A Rush to Reunification?

As the federal government considers whether or not to renew the Title IV-E waiver that Los Angeles County has been operating under since 2007, it is worth examining the recently released final independent evaluation of the effectiveness of the first several years of the waiver. According to the waiver evaluation by Dr. Charlie Ferguson, significant progress was made on two objectives. But the results for improving child safety and increasing permanency were not all positive. read more