States capitols (like Illinois', pictured here) are where most policies affecting families are decided. These articles can help make the case for reform at the national, state and local level

States capitols (like Illinois', pictured here) are where most policies affecting families are decided. These articles can help make the case for reform at the national, state and local level

In November 2018, I was the lead author for a Cato Unbound symposium on child protectives services starting with “When Child Protective Services Gets it Wrong.” My series of three articles, responding twice to James Dwyer and Walter Olsen touches many topics of great concern to me: safety plan separations creating a shadow foster care system, registers, investigations, child removal standards, overprotection/overreporting and the overall goal of the system. The discussion is much richer than I expected!

Two reports I co-authored are:

"When Can Parents Let Children Be Alone" (August 2015), and

"Medical Ethics Concerns in Child Abuse Investigation--A Critical Perspective" (March 2014)