The Questions That Must Be Answered
Any idea to replace child welfare must include what comes next — including a system of innovation, not just ideology.
Reduce the Number of CPS Families Required to Pay for Foster Care
In California and other states, many parents must pay for their children’s stay in foster care. Based on evidence, the law should be abandoned, writes Jill Duerr Berrick for CalMatters.
The Research Doesn’t Support Child Welfare Abolition
Current calls to eliminate all elements of structural racism in the United States include proposals to abolish child welfare services. Alan Dettlaff and Kristen Weber, in an op-ed published by The Imprint this summer, based their abolition argument on the idea that “the child welfare system causes harm to Black children and we have known this for decades.”