Live in a Poor Neighborhood? Better Be a Perfect Parent.
Powerful op-ed by BxD’s Emma Ketteringham in the New York Times about poverty and the child-protection system:
“For more than a decade, my colleagues at the Bronx Defenders and I have represented thousands of parents like Eline in child-protection proceedings. A majority of them have never abused a child. Yet child services charges them with “parental neglect,” something of a catchall term that seems to cover poverty, substance abuse and untreated mental illness.”
Read the full op-ed here.