Blog Posts in "Mississippi"

Posted by & filed under Foster Care Reform, Mississippi, Safe Families.

Mississippi’s Senate and House of Representatives have passed FGA’s Safe Families legislation. The bill introduced by Senator David Parker, provides protection for establishing the Safe Families For Children program in the Magnolia State. Safe Families is a private charity that has worked wonders for struggling families and their children in a handful of states and would help provide much-needed relief...[ 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 ]

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 ]