Category: Child Protection

20 Years of Federal Court Oversight of New Jersey’s Child Welfare System Ending

Posted 03/23/2022 Mary Coogan, Esq., ACNJ Vice President The federal court oversight of New Jersey’s child welfare system will finally be ending after 20 years, according to the federal court monitor Judith Meltzer, president of the Center for the Study of Social Policy. Ms. Meltzer appeared with Marcia Lowry, attorney for the plaintiff, and Department […]

Using Data to Cause Change

By Mary Coogan, Vice President, ACNJ Effective policymaking requires accurate and current data. Data can show patterns or trends, both positive and negative. It allows government officials, funders and advocates working with children and families to determine whether programs are effective, in need of modification or additional funding, and where new programming is needed. For […]