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Report: Child Welfare Investment Could Slow ‘Prison Pipeline’

Investment in child welfare systems and abuse prevention can help keep children out of the so-called “prison pipeline,” according to a new report from the non-profit Justice Policy Institute. Researchers studied the child welfare system in Washington D.C., which removes children from their homes at higher rates than other similar cities. The report argues that while children who are subjected to abuse should be removed from their homes, “policies and resources should acknowledge that the majority of cases that lead […]