The death of a 2-year-old foster child in Auburn, Massachusetts, in August drew widespread attention to the state’s troubled child welfare system. Professors Elise Dallimore and Christie Rizzo address the criticism leveled at the Department of Children and Families and what changes should be made to improve the foster care system.
The Boston Globe recently named 2011 graduate Marquis Cabrera one of the region’s top innovators of the year for working with foster kids through his Boston-based nonprofit organization.
A Northeastern graduate defers law school admission to launch a nonprofit aimed at helping young people in foster care.
Service-learning course introduces students to the nuts and bolts of how laws get passed.