Show: The Imprint Weekly

Parents Paying the Bill for Foster Care

On this week’s episode, we discuss a potentially landmark law on legal counsel in Washington, another state with an ICWA bill, and the Justice Department allegedly takes interest in a controversial child welfare algorithm.

Nearly 40 years ago, federal child support laws were rewritten and included new instructions for states when it comes to parents with children in foster care. NPR investigative reporter Joe Shapiro joins to talk about his coverage of the nationwide practice of charging parents for the cost of foster care. 

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Joseph Shapiro is a NPR News Investigations correspondent with decades of experience covering health, aging, disability, and children’s and family issues. He is the author of the award-winning book NO PITY: People with Disabilities Forging a New Civil Rights Movement.
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