A roundup of The Imprint’s most impactful stories in 2020.
Two stories The Imprint covered in 2020 reflect the growing concern over how much influence drug testing has on child welfare system involvement.
Lead Read: Texas legislators wanted to know why Taylor County’s child protective services was taking children into foster care at a rate far above the state average. The county’s prosecutor proudly explained why: more drug tests, including frequent tests on children in households being investigated.
Also Read: As New York City’s human rights commission investigates racial disproportionalities in the drug testing of new moms at several area hospitals, the city moved to curb testing of mothers without their consent.