June is National Family Preservation Month and Child Removals Should Be Minimized

June 26, 2023

CFR and other leading public defender organizations wrote a joint op-ed for National Family Preservation Month about the importance of keeping families together and investing in them and their communities. Here is a quote from the article:

“It’s not enough to pay attention to what’s happening to Black and Latino children who are impacted by the system only when a child dies. Doing so ignores the many lifelong negative impacts the family policing system (mistakenly known as the ‘child welfare’ system) has on these children, and encourages that systemic harm to continue.”

Read the full article here.