Don’t double down on failed system of mandatory child abuse reporting: Opinion

Just as we finally may be coming to grips with the racial bias that permeates every aspect of American life, and how that harms families of color, along come some federal auditors proposing to double down on a system that wreaks havoc on thousands of children who are overwhelmingly poor and disproportionately nonwhite.

Press Release: 2020 State of Child Welfare Outlines Approaches for Protecting Children and Promoting Stable Families in PA

Right now, children and youth face unique challenges, but we cannot ignore those that existed before the pandemic. We hope this report spurs advancements in policy, legislative and fiscal reform to better support outcomes for children and families involved with the system.