By Vivek Sankaran & Christopher Church
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Abstract

Over the past decade, the child welfare system has expanded, with vast public and private resources being spent on the system. Despite this investment, there is scant evidence suggesting a meaningful return on investment. This Article argues that without a change in the values held by the system, increased funding will not address the public health problems of child abuse and neglect.

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Recommended Citation
Vivek Sankaran & Christopher Church, Rethinking Foster Care: Why Our Current Approach to Child Welfare Has Failed, 73 SMU L. Rev. F. 123 (2020).

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