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2018 Green Book
Updated version. This important resource from the House Ways and Means Committee provides descriptions and historical information on major social and economic programs, e.g., TANF, Medicare, Social Security, etc.
Major Federal Legislation Concerned with Child Protection, Child Welfare, and Adoption
This fact book traces federal child welfare legislation from CAPTA, 1974, through May, 2019..
This resource provides 24-page reports. Useful for background information. Select the "Browse Topics" link.
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