Thursday, March 17, 2016

NCCPR in Youth Today on the failures of the child abuse fatalities commission

Child Abuse Fatalities Commission Staggers to a Close

During a congressional hearing in 2011, Michael Petit, who then ran an organization called Every Child Matters, was asked which states do the best job protecting children. His answer: those that have “smaller, whiter populations.”

Today, Petit is the driving force behind the so-called Commission to Eliminate Child Abuse and Neglect Fatalities, a federal commission that seems to view part of its job as squelching any discussion of the pervasive racial bias in child welfare.