On November 16, 2018, child welfare advocates sued Kansas state officials responsible for children in foster care in the custody of the Kansas Department for Children and Families (DCF) for violating the rights of foster children. The complaints covered two fundamental problems: extreme housing instability for children in foster care and the failure to provide them with mental health assessments and necessary treatment services. The plaintiffs seek to compel system-wide changes. They allege that housing instability, in addition to putting children in dangerous situations and causing children emotional and psychological harm, also causes direct physical harm to children’s . . .