Opinion: Stop tearing America’s families apart

December 12, 2022

CFR Executive Director Michele Cortese—along with leaders from the Bronx Defenders, Neighborhood Defender Service, and Brooklyn Defender Services—wrote an op-ed for the Daily News about the harms of the Adoption and Safe Families Act (ASFA).

“On the 25th anniversary of ASFA, we urge Washington to undo this law. It would be only one step needed to reduce the harms of the family regulation system — we also need to offer universal child and health care, mental health care and widespread affordable housing. But first, our country should be funding resources to support families, not tearing them apart.”

Read the full piece here.