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CPS

Photo of Clinton County, New York, parents Mary Moore, left, and Dylan Matthews-Carroll. Provided photo.

8/28/2023

Efforts in Rural New York Communities Aim to Prevent Children From Entering Foster Care

A Clinton County, NY, program reflects far larger efforts nationwide to avoid family separation whenever possible.

Image showing anti-poverty effect of cash benefits.

7/21/2023

New York Tests Cash Assistance for Families Involved with CPS

New York is launching a pilot program to provide cash assistance to families who have been under investigation by CPS.

Lack of Communication with Separated Siblings Strains Strong Family Connections

3/22/2023

CPS Enforces Surveillance Rather Than Well-Being

Getting separated from families and dealing with CPS’s requirements isn't in the best interest of the families, writes Joel Swazo.

Out of State, Out of Mind

3/14/2023

Texas Lawmaker’s Proposal Aims to Regulate ‘Hidden Foster Care’

Illustration by Christine Ongjoco.
For a second time in the past year, Texas lawmakers are considering placing guardrails on a common but little-discussed social work practice known as “hidden foster care” that affects thousands of state residents a year.

The Connection Between Police Brutality and Child Welfare

11/30/2022

Child Welfare Kidnapping Children from Black Parents

Child welfare is not always doing the best it can to protect children who need to be protected, writes Alexis Kramer.

The Double Standard of Doing Drugs and Removing Kids

11/3/2022

The Double Standard of Doing Drugs and Removing Kids

How is justice served when people in power are involved in the same actions that are grounds for child removal?, writes Nicole Sawyer.

    A new study estimated investigations into child abuse and neglect are more common than previously thought, especially for children of color.

    7/30/2021

    More Than A Third of Children Experience CPS Investigations For Abuse And Neglect Before 18, New Estimates For Large Counties Show

    A new study estimated investigations into child abuse and neglect are more common than previously thought, especially for children of color.

    9/20/2020

    We Shouldn’t Rely on Child Protective Services To Address Family Adversity

    Researcher Kelley Fong, Georgia Tech University
    For many parents, it’s their worst fear: a knock on the door from a state social worker with the power to take their children. With 1 in 3 children nationwide experiencing a Child Protective Services (CPS) investigation during childhood following a report of child maltreatment, this experience is all too common for U.S.

    Vivek Sankaran.

    9/16/2020

    The Looming Housing Crisis and Child Protection Agencies

    Vivek Sankaran, director of the Child Advocacy Law Clinic and the Child Welfare Appellate Clinic at the University Michigan Law School. 
    A few weeks ago, my client, a mother in a child protective case trying to regain custody of her children, informed my students she had lost her housing and was now homeless.