Due to the federal Juneteenth holiday, I am taking the day off from my regular writing assignment here.
I would like to recommend a book that has initiated a conversation about abolishing CPS, which is something I support. I believe we can re-envision how we want to help young families thrive in a new system focused on attachment processes. More on this later. If you haven’t yet heard of it, check out Dorothy E. Roberts’ latest work, Torn Apart: How the Child Welfare System Destroys Black Families--and How Abolition Can Build a Safer World.
Dorothy E. Roberts is the George A. Weiss University Professor of Law and Sociology and the Raymond Pace and Sadie Tanner Mossell Alexander Professor of Civil Rights at University Pennsylvania.
Please feel free to post your thoughts on the topic of CPS or Child Welfare in general in comments below. Please also join us next Tuesday for the next edition of Stories from the Inside.