How Substance Use Affects Child Welfare Systems

After more than a decade of sustained declines in the national foster care caseload, the number of children entering foster care began to rise in 2012. Between 2012 and 2016, the number of children in foster care nationally rose by 10 percent, from 397,600 to 437,500. Although the experience of individual states varied, more than […]

As We Begin to Legalize Marijuana Across the U.S., What about the Current ‘Offenders’?

It has finally come to a place where there is an honest solution-focused conversation surrounding the legalization of marijuana in the United States. Making marijuana legal is a good thing because as much research-based information that has been gathered thus far, including data from long term studies, has shown us that it is no more […]