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,
SMU L. Rev. F.