Child Welfare

121 Marathons In 121 Days for Foster Youth

Today I woke up at 6:30 a.m., ate breakfast cooked on a camping stove, changed, brushed my teeth and filled my water bottles. I walked past my current home, a white Chevy van with a […]

Child Welfare

Child Welfare’s Unsustainable Metaphors

Over my four-decade career in child welfare I witnessed seemingly countless agencies and systems in crisis. These crises were often precipitated by tragic fatalities. But they also came about as a result of poor performance […]

Child Welfare

Hearings: The Day I Became a Family Defense Lawyer

This week, a forthcoming major study will demonstrate that high-quality, legal representation of parents by institutional providers in New York City got children with their families four months faster than those parents represented by solo […]