When Debbie Savigliano's 21-year-old niece Bianca Yodice was fatally struck by a car in Edison in 2010, Savigliano went on a journey "from grief to gratitude," which has been the impetus for a foundation that honors Bianca's memory with its mission.
New Jersey children living in foster care are visiting with their parents more frequently, but the quality of those visits needs improvement according to a new survey by Advocates for Children of New Jersey, which finds that not enough is being done to encourage positive interaction between parents and children.
Today an independent federal court monitor released a progress report on New Jersey’s child welfare reform effort. The study covers the first half of 2012. There’s some good news in the report, but there appear to be an area of concern that remains.