Defending Justice Against Family Policing

September 26, 2023

CFR Executive Director Tehra Coles discusses her professional journey, the work that CFR does, the “wrongness and racism at the core of the family policing system,” the trauma of separation, and the hope and necessity of abolition on the Mining for Gold podcast.

I don’t know how you look at a system that destroys so many families – that spends so much money, that invests so much money – billions of dollars – into doing that – and say ‘we should keep it around’…I don’t believe the system is redeemable. I think there are things that can be put in place to mitigate some of what were seeing, but the harm will continue to happen, because that is what the system was designed to do.”

Listen here.