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Public Consulting Group to Take Part in Four Sessions at SXSWedu

Public Consulting Group (PCG) today announced that it has been selected to present at SXSWedu, the leading education conference in Austin, Texas, in March, for the second year in a row. This year, PCG will lead four innovative sessions, once again bringing together thought leaders and experts from across the country to highlight innovation, best practices, and collaboration across a breadth of fields...

22. January 2018
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    Congress reauthorizes the Children’s Health Insurance Program

    On January 22, 2018, Congress reauthorized funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) through Federal fiscal year (FFY) 2023. The CHIP provisions are included as the Healthy Kids Act under H.R. 195, Division C.  Division B extends a short-term continuing resolution (CR), which was necessary to reverse a three-day federal government shut-down. Division D affects certain health care related taxes established under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The President signed the bill into law on January 22. 

    • 25. January 2018
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    Trends defined through most recent Adoptions and Foster Care Analysis Reporting System (AFCARS) data

    The latest compilation of data from the AFCARS report demonstrates a double digit increase in the number of children within the foster care system over the last 10 years. A critical factor in that increase relates to the current opioid epidemic, which is affecting all states and their child welfare agencies.  Of the 437,465 children in the foster care system during Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2016, approximately 68.1% (or 296,643) of the children were placed as a result of drug abuse or neglect...

    • 25. January 2018
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    Budget – Money Is Not the Problem but It’s Not the Solution Either

    For the past decade, funding has been a challenge at every level of government—local, state, and federal. The recession of 2008 was a particularly difficult time for funding across all levels of government, but it was arguably most difficult on the child welfare system as many jurisdictions had to deal with budget cuts brought about by reduced revenue. At the time, state and local government had to review priorities and determine its highest responsibility for prioritizing the distribution of reduced funds.

    • 17. January 2018
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    Bipartisan Support for Child Protection Improvements Act Passes in the Senate

    On October 16, 2017, the Child Protection Improvements Act (S. 705) was introduced by Senators Orrin Hatch (R-UT) and Al Franken (D-MN) and was passed in the Senate by unanimous consent. This bill amends the National Child Protection Act of 1993 to establish a national criminal history background check system and criminal history...
    • 20. October 2017