poverty and neglect
The State Took His Kids Three Times. And Three Times It Gave Them Back.
In Southern Illinois, many families suspected of neglect cycle through the child welfare system. Too often they don’t get the help they need.
Kentucky Senate Advances Child Welfare Overhaul Bill
A child welfare overhaul bill that recently sped through the Kentucky Senate would, in part, explicitly distinguish poverty from neglect.
New York City Tries Financial Mentoring With At-Risk Families — But Leaves Out Cash Incentives
One of the most common criticisms of America’s child welfare system is that it too often ensnares impoverished parents, accusing them of neglect when the true issue is just the circumstances of poverty.
Jurisdictions with Flexible Federal Funds Can Better Invest in Families and Communities
When a child welfare agency determines that a child is “unsafe” or the juvenile justice system determines a youth is “too dangerous,” he or she is often taken out of their home and placed in a foster care or group home setting.