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Why is Philadelphia once again #1 in child removals? What needs to change?
February 12 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The terrible separation of families at the border has shed light on what has been going on across the country to low income mothers & families, particularly those of color. Philadelphia has once again taken over the #1 spot among large US cities for removing children from their homes. Children are traumatized, ending up in prison at an alarming rate. Nationwide, studies have found abuse in one-quarter to one third of foster homes. The record of group homes and institutions is even worse.
Speakers: Richard Wexler, National Coalition for Child Protection Reform, and Dorothy Roberts, University of Pennsylvania Law Professor and author of Shattered Bonds: The Color of Child Welfare.
Briefing organized and chaired by the Every Mother is a Working Mother Network.