Child Welfare Testimony





FEDERAL TESTIMONY - COMPLETE TRANSCRIPTS

112th Congress

The Financial and Societal Costs of Medicating America's Foster Children
Federal Financial Management, Government Information, Federal Services, and International Security Subcommittee of the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, United States Senate. December 1, 2011.

Child Deaths Due To Maltreatment
Subcommittee On Human Resources of the Committee on Ways and Means, July 12, 2011.

Improving Programs Designed To Protect At-Risk Youth
Subcommittee On Human Resources of the Committee on Ways and Means, June 16, 2011.

Policies And Procedures of the U.S. Department Of Health And Human Services
Committee On Education and the Workforce, U.S. House Of Representatives, May 5, 2011.

Fiscal Year 2012 HHS Budget and the Implementation of Public Laws 111- 148 and 111-152
Subcommittee On Health of the Committee on Energy and Commerce, U.S. House Of Representatives, March 3, 2011.

The President's Fiscal Year 2012 Budget Proposal With U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius
Committee On Ways And Means, U.S. House Of Representatives, February 16, 2011.


111th Congress

The ADA and Olmstead Enforcement: Ensuring Community Opportunities For Individuals With Disabilities
Committee On Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, United States Senate, June 22, 2010.

Indian Education: Did The No Child Left Behind Act Leave Indian Students Behind?
Committee On Indian Affairs, United States Senate, June 17, 2010.

Reforming The Juvenile Justice System To Improve Children's Lives And Public Safety
Committee on Education and Labor, U.S. House of Representatives, April 21, 2010.

Assessing Foster Care and Family Services in the District of Columbia: Challenges and Solutions
Oversight of Government Management, The Federal Workforce, And The District Of Columbia Subcommittee of the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, United States Senate, March 16, 2011.

Meeting the Challenges Faced by Girls in The Juvenile Justice System
Subcommittee On Healthy Families and Communities, Committee on Education and Labor, U.S. House Of Representatives, March 11, 2010.

The Role Of TANF Program Providing Assistance To Families With Very Low Incomes
Subcommittee On Income Security And Family Support Of The Committee On Ways And Means, U.S. House Of Representatives, March 11, 2010.

Legislative Hearing On H.R. 3257, H.R. 3484, H.R. 3579, H.R. 3813, H.R. 3948, H.R. 3976, H.R. 4079, H.R. 4203, H.R. 4359, H.R. 4469, And H.R. 4592
Subcommittee On Economic Opportunity Of The Committee On Veterans Affairs, U.S. House Of Representatives, February 25, 2010.

Preventing Child Abuse And Improving Responses To Families In Crisis
Subcommittee On Healthy Families and Communities, Committee on Education and Labor, U.S. House Of Representatives, November 5, 2009.

Girls In The Juvenile Justice System: Strategies To Help Girls Achieve Their Full Potential
Subcommittee On Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security of the Committee On The Judiciary, House Of Representatives, October 20, 2009.

Hearing on the Implementation of the Fostering Connections to Success and Increasing Adoptions Act
Subcommittee On Income Security And Family Support of the Committee on Ways and Means, U.S. House Of Representatives, September 15, 2009.

Hearing on Proposals to Provide Federal Funding for Early Childhood Home Visitation Programs
Subcommittee On Income Security and Family Support of the Committee On Ways And Means, U.S. House Of Representatives, June 9, 2009.

Juvenile Justice Accountability And Improvement Act Of 2009
Subcommittee On Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security of the Committee on the Judiciary, U.S. House of Representatives, June 9, 2009.

Hearing On Proposals To Provide Federal Funding For Early Childhood Home Visitation Programs
Subcommittee On Income Security and Family Support of the Committee on Ways and Means, U.S. House Of Representatives, June 9, 2009.

Examining the Abusive and Deadly Use of Seclusion and Restraint in Schools
Committee on Education and Labor, U.S. House of Representatives, May 19, 2009.

Youth Suicide In Indian Country
Committee On Indian Affairs, United States Senate, February 26, 2009.

Youth Violence: Trends, Myths, And Solutions
Subcommittee On Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security of the Committee on the Judiciary, House Of Representatives, February 11, 2009.


110th Congress

Hearing On Racial Disproportionality In Foster Care
Subcommittee On Income Security And Family Support of the Committee On Ways And Means, U.S. House Of Representatives, July 31, 2008.

Caring For The Vulnerable: The State Of Social Work In America
Subcommittee On Healthy Families and Communities, Committee on Education and Labor, U.S. House Of Representatives, July 29, 2008.

Protecting Children, Strengthening Families: Reauthorizing CAPTA
Subcommittee On Children And Families of the Committee on Health, Education,Labor, and Pensions, United States Senate, June 26, 2008.

Closing The Justice Gap: Providing Civil Legal Assistance To Low-Income Americans
Committee On The Judiciary, United States Senate, May 22, 2008.

Prescription Psychotropic Drug Use Among Children in Foster Care, Subcommittee on Income Security and Family Support of the Committee on Ways And Means, U.S. House Of Representatives, May 8, 2008.

Living On The Street: Finding Solutions To Protect Runaway And Homeless Youth
Committee On The Judiciary, United States Senate, April 29, 2008.

Child Abuse and Deceptive Marketing by Residential Programs for Teens
Committee on Education and Labor, U.S. House Of Representatives, April 24, 2008.

Improving rhe Child Welfare System
Subcommittee on Income Security and Family Support of the Committee on Ways And Means, U.S. House Of Representatives, February 27, 2008

Helping Families With Needed Care: Medicaid's Critical Role
Subcommittee On Health of the Committee on Energy and Commerce, U.S. House Of Representatives, January 16, 2008.

Reauthorization of the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act: Protecting our Children and Our Communities
Committee on the Judiciary, United States Senate, December 5, 2007.

Cases Of Child Neglect And Abuse At Private Residential Treatment Facilities
Committee on Education and Labor, U.S. House Of Representatives, October 10, 2007.

The Juvenile Justice And Delinquency Prevention Act
Subcommittee on Healthy Families and Communities, Committee on Education and Labor, U.S. House of Representatives, September 18, 2007.

Runaway, Homeless, and Missing Children: Perspectives on Helping the Nation's Vulnerable Youth
Subcommittee on Healthy Families and Communities, Committee on Education and Labor, U.S. House of Representatives, July 24, 2007.

Juvenile Justice And Delinquency Prevention Act: Overview And Perspectives
Joint Hearing before the Subcommittee on Healthy Families and Communities, Committee On Education And Labor, and the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security, Committee on The Judiciary, U.S. House Of Representatives, July 12, 2007.

Children Who Age Out of the Foster Care System
Subcommittee On Income Security And Family Support of the Committee On Ways And Means, U.S. House Of Representatives, July 12, 2007.

Disconnected and Disadvantaged Youth
Subcommittee on Income Security and Family Support of the Committee on Ways and Means, U.S. House Of Representatives, July 19, 2007.

Challenges Facing the Child Welfare System
Subcommittee on Income Security and Family Support of the Committee On Ways And Means, U.S. House Of Representatives, May 15, 2007.

Proposals for Reducing Poverty
Subcommittee on Income Security and Family Support of the Committee on Ways and Means, U.S. House Of Representatives, April 26, 2007.

Hearing To Assess Impact Of Recent Changes to Programs Assisting Low-Income Families
Subcommittee On Income Security and Family Support of the Committee on Ways and Means, U.S. House of Representatives, March 6, 2007.

Economic Opportunity and Poverty in America
Subcommittee on Income Security And Family Support of the Committee on Ways and Means, U.S. House Of Representatives, February 13, 2007.

Department of Health and Human Services Fiscal Year 2008 Budget Request
Committee On The Budget, U.S. House Of Representatives, February 13, 2007.

Hearing On The President's Fiscal Year 2008 Budget For The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Committee On Ways And Means, U.S. House Of Representatives, February 8, 2007.

Review Of The Department Of Health And Human Services' Fiscal Year 2008 Budget
Committee On Energy And Commerce, U.S. House Of Representatives, February 6, 2007.

The Economic and Societal Costs of Poverty
Committee on Ways and Means, U.S. House Of Representatives, January 24, 2007.


109th Congress

Perspectives On Early Childhood Home Visitation Programs
Subcommittee On Education Reform of the Committee On Education and the Workforce, U.S. House of Representatives, September 27, 2006.

To Review Proposals To Improve Child Protective Services
Subcommittee on Human Resources of the Committee on Ways and Means, U.S. House Of Representatives, May 23, 2006.

Indian Child Protection And Family Violence Prevention Act Amendments
Committee On Indian Affairs, United States Senate, March 15, 2006.

Federal Foster Care Financing
Subcommittee on Human Resources of the Committee on Ways And Means, U.S. House Of Representatives, June 9, 2005.

Protections for Foster Children Enrolled in Clinical Trials
Subcommittee On Human Resources of the Committee on Ways And Means, U.S. House Of Representatives, May 18, 2005.

Funding For Federal Foster Care Initiatives In The District Of Columbia
Subcommittee of the Committee on Appropriations, United States Senate, March 10, 2005.


Congressional Hearings
108th Congress

Hearing To Examine Child Welfare Reform Proposals
Subcommittee on Human Resources of the Committee on Ways and Means, U.S. House Of Representatives, July 13, 2004.

Juvenile Detention Centers: Are They Warehousing Children With Mental Illness?
Committee On Governmental Affairs, United States Senate, July 7, 2004.

Failure to Protect Child Safety
Subcommittee On Human Resources of the Committee On Ways And Means, U.S. House Of Representatives, June 17, 2004.

Redundancy and Duplication in Child Welfare Programs: A Case Study on the Need for Executive Reorganization Authority
Committee on Government Reform, U.S. House Of Representatives, May 20, 2004.

State Efforts to Comply with Federal Child Welfare Reviews
Subcommittee on Human Resources of the Committee on Ways and Means, U.S. House Of Representatives, May 13, 2004.

Justice For All: A Review Of The Operations Of The District Of Columbia Superior Court
Committee on Government Reform, U.S. House Of Representatives, April 23, 2004.

Review of Deficiencies at the District of Columbia's Youth Services Administration
Subcommittee of the Committee on Appropriations, United States Senate, March 30, 2004.

Department Of Health And Human Services Budget Priorities For Fiscal Year 2005
Committee On The Budget, U.S. House Of Representatives, February 26, 2004.

To Review Federal and State Oversight of Child Welfare Programs
Subcommittee On Human Resources of the Committee on Ways and Means, U.S. House Of Representatives, January 28, 2004.

Improved Monitoring Of Vulnerable Children
Subcommittee On Human Resources, of the Committee on Ways and Means, U.S. House Of Representatives November 19, 2003.

To Examine Recent Failure to Protect Child Safety
Subcommittee on Human Resources of the Committee on Ways and Means, U.S. House Of Representatives November 6, 2003.

Child Protection And Family Violence Prevention Act
Committee On Indian Affairs, United States Senate, September 24, 2003.

Nowhere To Turn: Must Parents Relinquish Custody in Order to Secure Mental Health Services For Their Children?
Committee on Governmental Affairs, United States Senate, July 15, 2003.

The Role Of Faith-Based Organizations In Providing Effective Social Services
Subcommittee On Criminal Justice, Drug Policy and Human Resources of the Committee on Government Reform, U.S. House Of Representatives, July 2, 2003.

Bush Administration Foster Care Flexible Funding Proposal
Subcommittee On Human Resources of the Committee on Ways and Means, U.S. House Of Representatives, June 11, 2003.

Protecting Our Most Vulnerable Residents: A Review Of Reform Efforts At The District Of Columbia Child And Family Services Agency
Committee On Government Reform, U.S. House Of Representatives, May 16, 2003.

Implementation of the Adoption and Safe Families Act of 1997
Subcommittee On Human Resources of the Committee on Ways and Means, U.S. House Of Representatives, April 8, 2003.


Congressional Hearings
107th Congress

Promoting The Best Interests Of Children: Proposals To Establish A Family Court In The District Of Columbia
Oversight Of Government Management, Restructuring, And The District Of Columbia Subcommittee of the Committee On Governmental Affairs, United States Senate, October 25, 2001.

Reform Of The Family Division Of The District Of Columbia Superior Court--Improving Services To Families And Children
Subcommittee On The District Of Columbia of the Committee On Government Reform, U.S. House Of Representatives, June 26, 2001.

Promoting Safe and Stable Families Program
Subcommittee On Human Resources of the Committee On Ways And Means, U.S. House Of Representatives, May 10, 2001.


Congressional Hearings
106th Congress

Best Interests Of The Child? A Reexamination of the District of Columbia's Child and Family Services Relationship
Subcommittee on the District of Columbia of the Committee on Government Reform, U.S. House of Representatives, September 20, 2000.

Increasing State Flexibility in Use of Federal Child Protection Funds
Subcommittee on Human Resources of the Committee on Ways and Means, U.S. House Of Representatives, July 20, 2000.

For Better or Worse? An Examination of the State of the District of Columbia's Child and Family Services Recievership
Subcommittee on the District of Columbia of the Committee on Government Reform, U.S. House Of Representatives, May 5, 2000.

Child Protection Issues
Subcommittee On Human Resources of the Committee on Ways and Means, U.S. House of Representatives, March 23, 2000.

Child Protection Review System
Subcommittee On Human Resources of the Committee on Ways and Means, U.S. House Of Representatives, February 17, 2000.

H.R. 5292, The Flexible Funding for Child Protection Act of 2000
Subcommittee On Human Resources of the Committee on Ways and Means, U.S. House Of Representatives, January 3, 2000

Promoting Adoption and Other Permanent Placements
Subcommittee On Human Resources of the Committee on Ways and Means, U.S. House Of Representatives, July 20, 1999.

Foster Care Independent Living
Subcommittee on Human Resources of the Committee on Ways and Means, U.S. House Of Representatives, May 13, 1999.

Child Protection Oversight
Subcommittee On Human Resources of the Committee on Ways and Means, U.S. House Of Representatives, April 22, 1999.

Challenges Confronting Older Children Leaving Foster Care
Subcommittee On Human Resources of the Committee on Ways and Means, U.S. House Of Representatives, March 9, 1999.

Congressional Hearings
105th Congress

Child Protection Programs in Florida
Subcommittee On Human Resources of the Committee on Ways and Means, U.S. House Of Representatives, December 14, 1998.

Implementation of the Interethnic Adoption Amendments
Subcommittee On Human Resources of the Committee on Ways and Means, U.S. House Of Representatives, September 15, 1998.

Adoption Reunion Registries and Screening of Adults Working with Children
Subcommittee On Human Resources of the Committee on Ways and Means, U.S. House Of Representatives, June 11, 1998.

The Role Of Faith-Based Charities In The District Of Columbia
Subcommittee on Oversight of Government Management, Restructuring, and the District Of Columbia of the Committee on Governmental Affairs, United States Senate, May 18, 1998.

Reforming The Adoption And Foster Care System In The District Of Columbia
Subcommittee on Oversight of Government Management, Restructuring, and The District Of Columbia of the Committee on Governmental Affairs, United States Senate, February 12, 1998.


Congressional Hearings
104th Congress

Joint Hearing on H.R. 3467, Saving Our Children: The American Renewal Act of 1996
July 30, 1996.

Barriers to Adoption
June 27, 1996.

Federal Adoption Policy
May 10, 1995.

Child Care and Child Welfare
February 4, 1995.

Child Welfare Programs
January 23, 1995.




FEDERAL TESTIMONY - SELECTED INDIVIDUAL TESTIMONY

Opening statement of Senator James Abourezk
Indian Child Welfare Program, Hearing before the Subcommittee on Indian Affairs, Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs, United States Senate, April 8 and 9, 1974.

Testimony of Douglas J. Besharov
Director, National Center on Child Abuse and Neglect
Before the Select Committee on Children, Youth, and Families of the Committee on Ways and Means, U.S. House of Representatives, March 3, 1987.

Testimony of William Byler and Bert Hirch
Indian Child Welfare Program, Hearing before the Subcommittee on Indian Affairs, Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs, United States Senate, April 8 and 9, 1974.

Statement of John Castillo
Chairman, ICWA Task Force
Indian Child Welfare Act, Hearing before the Select Subcommittee on Indian Affairs, United States Senate, November 10, 1987.

Testimony of Deborah Daro
President Clinton's Budget Proposal for New Funding for Child Welfare Services Targeted for Family Preservation Services, Hearing, Subcommittee on Human Resources of the Committee on Ways and Means, U.S. House of Representatives, April 21, 1993.
Deborah Daro of the National Committee for the Prevention of Child Abuse describes Healthy Families America, the goal of which "is to bring home visitation services to all new parents."

Statement of Goldie Denny
Director of Social Services, Quinault Nation and National Congress of American Indians
Indian Child Welfare Act of 1977, Select Committee on Indian Affairs, United States Senate, August 4, 1977.

Prepared statement of Daniel J. Evans
U.S. Senator from Washington, Vice Chairman, Select Committee on Indian Affairs
Indian Child Welfare Act, Hearing before the Select Committee on Indian Affairs, U.S. Senate, May 11, 1988.

Testimony of Dr. Vincent Fontana
Proposed Extension of the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act, Hearings before the Subcommittee of Education and Labor, U.S. House of Representatives, February 25 and March 11, 1977.

Testimony of Patricia Hanges
Children in State Care: Ensuring Their Protection and Support, Hearing before the Committee on Children, Youth and Families of the Committee on Ways and Means, U.S. House of Representatives, September 25, 1986.

Testimony of Carol Lamb Hopkins
Balancing Diverging Interests, Hearing before the Senate Committee on Labor and Human Resources, Subcommittee on Children and Families Hearing on Child Protection, May 25, 1995.

Opening Statement of Nancy L. Johnson
Connecticut, Chairman, Subcommittee on Human Resources.
Increasing State Flexibility in Use of Federal Child Protection Funds, Hearing before the Subcommittee on Human Resources of the Committee on Ways and Means, House of Representatives, July 20, 2000.

Statement of Denise Kane
Inspector General, Illinois Department of Children and Family Services
State of Child Welfare Services, Hearing, Subcommittee on Human Resources of the Committee on Ways and Means, U.S. House of Representatives, June 21, 1993.

Statement of Julie Kitka
Alaskan Federation of Natives
Indian Child Welfare Act, Hearing before the Select Committee on Indian Affairs, United States Senate, November 10, 1987.

Testimony of Jane Knitzer
Children's Defense Fund
Amendments to Social Services, Foster Care, and Child Welfare Programs, Hearing, Subcommittee on Public Assistance and Unemployment ompensation, Committe on Ways and Means, U.S. House of Representatives, March 22 and 27, 1979.

Testimony of David Liederman
Executive Director, Child Welfare League of America
State of Child Welfare Services, Hearing, Subcommittee of Human Resources of the Committee on Ways and Means, U.S. House of Representatives, June 21, 1993.

Testimony of Dennis Lepak
Foster Care, Child Welfare, and Adoption Reforms, Joint Hearings before the Subcommittee on Public Assistance and Unemployment Compensation of the Committee on Ways and Means and the Select Committee on Children, Youth and Families, U.S. House of Representatives, April 13 and 28, May 12, 1988.

Testimony of Marcia Robinson Lowry and Boyd A.
Children's Rights Project
Foster Care, Child Welfare, and Adoption Reforms, Joint Hearings before the Subcommittee on Public Assistance and Unemployment Compensation of the Committee on Ways and Means and the Select Committee on Children, Youth and Families, U.S. House of Representatives, April 13 and 28, May 12, 1988.

Written Testimony of Marcia Robinson Lowry and Boyd A.
Children's Rights Project
Foster Care, Child Welfare, and Adoption Reforms, Joint Hearings before the Subcommittee on Public Assistance and Unemployment Compensation of the Committee on Ways and Means and the Select Committee on Children, Youth and Families, U.S. House of Representatives, April 13 and 28, May 12, 1988.

Written Testimony of Marcia Robinson Lowry
Children's Rights Project
Child Welfare Programs, Hearing before the Subcommittee on Oversight of the Committee on Ways and Means, U.S. House of Representatives, January 23, 1995.

Testimony of Kee MacFarlane
Child Abuse and Daycare, Joint Hearing before the Subcommittee on Oversight of the Committee on Children, Youth and Families, U.S. House of Representatives, September 17, 1984.

Testimony of Carolyn B. Maloney
President Clinton's Budget Proposal for New Funding for Child Welfare Services Targeted for Family Preservation Services, Hearing, Subcommittee on Human Resources of the Committee on Ways and Means, U.S. House of Representatives, April 21, 1993.

Opening remarks of Chairman George Miller
Continuing Crisis in Foster Care: Issues and Problems, Hearing before the Select Committee on Children, Youth and Families of the Committee on Ways and Means, U.S. House of Representatives, April 22, 1987.

Testimony of Michael Petit
Deputy Director Child Welfare League of America
Child Welfare Programs, Hearing before the Subcommittee on Oversight of the Committee on Ways and Means, U.S. House of Representatives, January 23, 1995.

Testimony of Robert G. Schwartz
Executive Director, Juvenile Law Center, Philadelphia
Federally Funded Child Welfare, Foster Care, and Adoption Assistance Programs, Hearing before the Subcommittee on Human Resources of the Committee of Ways and Means, U.S. House of Representatives, April 4 and 5, 1990.

Written Testimony of Robert G. Schwartz
Executive Director, Juvenile Law Center, Philadelphia
Federally Funded Child Welfare, Foster Care, and Adoption Assistance Programs, Hearing before the Subcommittee on Human Resources of the Committee of Ways and Means, U.S. House of Representatives, April 4 and 5, 1990.

Testimony of Mark Soler
Director, Youth Law Center
Children in State Care: Ensuring Their Protection and Support, Hearing before the Committee on Children, Youth and Families of the Committee on Ways and Means, U.S. House of Representatives, September 25, 1986.

Statement of Rena Uviller
Director, Juvenile Rights Project, American Civil Liberties Union
Indian Child Welfare Act of 1977, Hearing before the Select Committee on Indian Affairs, United States Senate, August 4, 1977.

Testimony of Jim Wade
Balancing Diverging Interests, Hearing before the Senate Committee on Labor and Human Resources, Subcommittee on Children and Families Hearing on Child Protection, May 25, 1995.

Testimony of Anita Weinberg
Legal Assistance Foundation of Chicago, Children's Rights Project
State of Child Welfare Services, Hearing before the Subcommittee on Human Resources of the Committee on Ways and Means, U.S. House of Representatives, June 21, 1993.

Testimony of Diane Weinroth
Child Advocacy and Protection Committee, Bar Association of the District of Columbia
Children in State Care: Ensuring Their Protection and Support, Hearing before the Committee on Children, Youth and Families of the Committee on Ways and Means, U.S. House of Representatives, September 25, 1986.

Testimony of Richard Wexler
National Coalition for Child Protection Reform
Balancing Diverging Interests, Hearing before the Senate Committee on Labor and Human Resources Subcommittee on Children and Families Hearing on Child Protection, May 25, 1995.

Testimony of Benjamin S. Wolf
Director Children's and Institutionalized Project of the American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois
State of Child Welfare Services, Hearing, Subcommittee of Human Resources of the Committee on Ways and Means, U.S. House of Representatives, June 21, 1993.

Testimony of Kenneth Wooden
Director, National Coalition for Children's Justice
Foster Care: Problems and Issues, Hearings before the Subcommittee on Select Education, Committee on Education and Labor, U.S. House of Representatives, September 8, 1976




STATE AND LOCAL TESTIMONY

Testimony of Terry A. Dawson
Before the Texas Sunset Advisory Commission Austin, Texas June 19-20, 1996. An hypertext document with links to exhibits.

Testimony of Carol Lamb Hopkins
Before the California State Judiciary Committee, May 9, 1995.

Testimony of TC Mosier
United Foster Families for Children
SRS Oversight Transition Committee, Topeka, Kansas. November 4, 1997.



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