Read “Child Welfare and the Intended Consequences of the War on Drugs” by NAPW Senior Staff Attorney Aarin Williams

May 31, 2018

After moderating a related panel at the New School, NAPW Senior Staff Attorney Aarin Williams published a piece entitled “Child Welfare and the Intended Consequences of the War on Drugs” in the May 16, 2018 issue of Urban Matters: Ideas and Analysis from the Center for New York City Affairs.

As Aarin explains: “Many recognize that our nation’s shameful mass incarceration rates are fueled by our long carceral history and the infamous ‘war on drugs’ with its intentional targeting of Black and Brown communities and impoverished communities…However, we think less about the ways this ‘war’ pollutes the systems—medical, educational, social, and child welfare—we have been convinced to believe exist for our, or others’, protection.”

Learn more about the child welfare system’s “connections to race, class, drugs and reproduction” by reading Aarin’s piece here.

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