…that tenet being that people can change.
"Resources have been added to the child welfare system for the past two decades without a measurable improvement … Adding resources, staff, more training, and other resources to child welfare reform has not yet resulted in measurable improvements, a reduction in child fatalities, or increased child well-being."
--Richard Gelles, Dean, University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy and Practice, University of Pennsylvania Journal of Constitutional Law, December 1999.
"They need more money, more workers, fewer caseloads, but by the time reports are published, everyone has moved on."
--Richard Gelles, Dean, University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy and Practice, Washington Post, August 25, 2009.