Human Services

State Lowers Degree Requirements for Child Welfare Case Workers

The move in Oregon comes amid concerns about workforce diversity and recruiting and retaining employees.

Where ‘Returning Citizens’ Find Housing After Prison

There is a housing crisis among the formerly incarcerated, particularly among those recently released from prison.

Measuring Results of Early Childhood Spending

Finding more resources to help struggling populations “needs to be reframed as an economic imperative, even a national security issue.”

Should the Government Guarantee Everyone a Job?

An old idea for preventing poverty and fighting recessions is gaining traction once again.

Robocalls Jam MNsure Call Center; Alabama Gov.: ‘Our Education System Sucks!’

Also in our State and Local Daily Digest: Demolition begins on plutonium facility; more layoffs in Maine’s paper industry; Washington county tracks down unlicensed pet owners.

Cities, States Fight Veteran Homelessness

One non-profit CEO: “The greatest hurdle here isn’t the outreach and the motivation, it’s in finding suitable housing,”

How Minnesota Returns Nursing Home Patients to Their Communities

The state’s pocketing $20 million over five years, and those eligible can hold on to their savings.