Blog Posts in "Safe Families"

Posted by & filed under Safe Families.

Our goal here at the Foundation for Government Accountability is exactly what the name implies: to hold government accountable for its actions, its use of taxpayer dollars, and its effect on our lives. And perhaps there is no issue where it is more important to hold government accountable than when it comes to protecting children in crisis. When government-run foster...[ read more ]

Posted by & filed under Safe Families, Stories.

Oftentimes the media focuses on much of the negative happenings in the world; but one community program is improving lives for children and families, and is getting some much deserved positive media attention. A recent story on The Blaze highlights the work Safe Families for Children is doing, and the efforts by FGA to expand the program and legislative protections to...[ read more ]

Posted by & filed under Mississippi, Safe Families.

There is a foster care crisis in the state of Mississippi and, last week, the state publicly admitted that they have failed to implement the requirements of a court order requiring reformations to the system. Grace Lopes, the independent federal court monitor appointed by the judge in the case, reported that Mississippi lacks the capacity to meet the requirements set...[ read more ]

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In front of a live crowd, Samuel tells the heart wrenching story of life as a foster care child. “I was in foster homes because my parents drank. They weren’t bad people, I always felt loved but, when they weren’t drinking, they were better parents, and they were drinking more and more frequently and, eventually people started to notice. I...[ read more ]

Posted by & filed under Arkansas, Safe Families.

An independent review of the Arkansas Division of Children and Family Services released earlier this month reveals a troubling glimpse into how an overburdened system puts children at risk. How grim are things in Arkansas for foster kids? The review, which was conducted by The Child Welfare Policy & Practice Group at the request of Gov. Asa Hutchinson following a...[ read more ]

Posted by & filed under Mississippi, Safe Families.

Things are grim for children in Mississippi’s foster care system. More than seven years ago, the state was ordered by the federal government to reform and improve the system but, in that time the system hasn't improved; it's declined. In August, they will need to answer for their lack of improvement before a federal court. Andrew Brown, Senior Fellow with...[ read more ]

Posted by & filed under Florida, Safe Families, Stories, Tennessee.

Many of us turn to our family or church for support in times of crisis, but for some parents, a dependable safety net just isn’t there. Problems like addiction, domestic abuse, homelessness, illness, incarceration, and unemployment can hit anyone of us at any time. During crises' like this children are often at risk. If the situation is bad enough, many...[ read more ]

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Foster care reform does not typically rise to the top of a list of traditional “conservative” issues. The left is firmly entrenched in the social work industry, and government has a nearly monopolistic control over child protection, foster care, and adoption. The results of conservative disengagement from these issues are tragic: countless children living without hope of a safe, loving...[ read more ]

Posted by & filed under Safe Families.

Around the country, there are parents in need. Parents who are without relatives or community support and are desperate for short-term help and assistance while they get back on their feet. They are in crisis, and need someone to help watch over and shelter their children to avoid possibly losing them forever to a government run foster care system. This...[ read more ]