Category: Child Protection

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 […]

BLOG: Kinship Care and New Jersey’s Revised Kinship Legal Guardianship Act

By Legal Intern Kelly Monahan Benefits of Kinship Care  Kinship care – placing children with relatives rather than non-relative foster parents – is associated with significant benefits for children and youth, including improved mental and behavioral health. Specifically, kinship care may help mitigate the trauma of removal when children are placed with relative caregivers who […]