Family separations aren’t just a Philly problem, as calls for child welfare reform spread nationwide

By Billy Penn, | May 12, 2022

Stoneleigh Fellow Steve Volk authored an article for Billy Penn covering the recent release of and reception to a Philadelphia City Council special committee report indicting the city’s Department of Human Services.

A recent report decrying Philadelphia’s policies around foster care as dangerous and inequitable echoes concerns currently rising to the forefront of the national conversation about child welfare reform.

The report, released last month by a City Council special committee, was a scathing indictment of the city’s Department of Human Services. It suggested the child welfare agency has far outstripped its mandate to protect endangered children, and too often separates families, needlessly placing children in foster care.

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