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.
Vivek Sankaran & Christopher Church, Rethinking Foster Care: Why Our Current Approach to Child Welfare Has Failed, 73 SMU L. Rev. F. 123 (2020).
Further Related Reads
- Elizabeth Mills Viney, Comment, The Right to Counsel in Parental-Rights Termination Cases: How a Clear and Consistent Legal Standard Would Better Protect Indigent Families, 63 SMU L. Rev. 1403 (2010).
- Jim Moye, Don’t Tread on Me to Help Me: Does the District of Columbia Family Court Act of 2001 Violate Due Process by Extolling the “One Family, One Judge” Theory, 57 SMU L. Rev. 1521 (2004).
- Ellen K. Solender, Book Review: Beyond the Best Interests of the Child, 27 Sw. L.J. 897 (1973).