Working to transform the child welfare system.

Making Progress to Protect Children

Partners for Our Children recently wrote this op-ed, which was featured on Crosscut. The op-ed examines the data behind a recent news report on child fatalities. By Dr. Benjamin de Haan, Executive Director The death of a child, particularly when it is a result of maltreatment, is a tragedy beyond all comparison. So it’s no […]

POC Policy Director, Laurie Lippold, Honored for Her Contributions and Commitment

We are proud that Partners for Our Children’s Policy Director, Laurie Lippold was named in Crosscut’s “5 grownup heroes of foster care.” We, too, are very proud of her contributions and commitment to improving outcomes for vulnerable children and families in Washington State. We also want to congratulate the other individuals named, including Casey Trupin, Jim […]

HB 1774 Community Meetings

Please join Partners for Our Children and DSHS Children’s Administration for our HB 1774 Community Meetings. In the last legislative session, HB 1774 passed and was signed into law by Governor Inslee. This new law measures performance of the child welfare system. Children’s Administration will work in collaboration with Partners for Our Children to determine which measures […]

Protecting Kids Through Transparency

Partners for Our Children recently collaborated with Children’s Administration and Columbia Legal Services on an op-ed, which was featured on Crosscut. The op-ed argues that the child welfare system will now be more transparent than ever before, in part due to House Bill 1774. More details in the op-ed below. By Jennifer Strus, Washington State Children’s Administration; […]

POC Releases the Washington State Child Well-Being Data Portal

Partners for Our Children is pleased to announce the release of Version 1.0 of the Washington State Child Well-Being Data Portal.  With the release of the Data Portal, a collaboration with the Department of Social and Health Services, Washington State will have its first public source for up-to-date information on Washington’s child welfare system. POC […]