Criminal Justice Involvement of Families in Child Welfare

center for advanced studies in child welfare cascwThis publication from the Center for Advanced Studies in Child Welfare explores the impact and implications of the intersection of child welfare and criminal justice involvement on families. Local, state, and federal efforts to support families and eliminate barriers to success are well established, but the report argues that it is imperative to learn from these efforts while drawing upon family resilience and to think critically about how professionals within these two systems can work together. The report explores a shift to prevention, a move that includes investing more into communities, addressing poverty, and eliminating bias. Additionally, the report states that communities need to implement systems that allow for communication and collaboration to ensure accountability for crimes.