Study: CPS Investigations Do Not Help Children

According to the New York Times, a recent study indicates that social service investigations do little or nothing to improve the lives of children. Some now question whether child protective services are worth the billions of dollars spent on them in the United States each year.

Child Protective Services investigated more than three million cases of suspected child abuse in 2007, but a new study suggests that the investigations did little or nothing to improve the lives of those children.

* * *
Whatever interventions were offered apparently failed to reduce the risk for future child abuse.

* * *
In an editorial published with the study, starkly titled “Child Protective Services Has Outlived Its Usefulness,” Dr. Abraham B. Bergman suggests some essential changes: child abuse, because it is a crime, should be investigated by the police; …social workers should…not be engaged in law enforcement.

 


Read the rest of the article: Child Abuse Investigations Didn’t Reduce Risk, a Study Finds

NOTE: Clicking on the link above opens a web site outside of www.heritagedefense.org, where you will encounter content and images which may be inappropriate and which are not endorsed by Heritage Defense.


Help us find important news! If you see a story relevant to the mission of Heritage Defense, please go to our contact page and send us a link. Thanks!

Looking for More Information?

We have you covered. Join our mailing list and we will send you any relevant information pertaining to your state, as well as up to date news as it happens.

Please re-word. A poet-laureate I am not.

LAW AND POLICY

Spotlight on Washington

Click edit button to change this text. Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Ut elit tellus, luctus nec ullamcorper mattis, pulvinar dapibus leo. Click edit button to change this text. Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Ut elit tellus, luctus nec ullamcorper mattis, pulvinar dapibus leo.