America’s Child Welfare System was Already Failing. The Pandemic Could Weaken It Further.

Vox | Roxanna Asgarian

“In nearly every state, the foster care system is operating at or beyond capacity. It is also dealing with a lack of funding and a rapid turnover of caseworkers on the front lines who are overworked, underpaid, and often under-resourced to provide the support that kids and families in the system need.”

America’s child welfare system was stretched beyond capacity already. Now the COVID-19 pandemic is making it harder for many key services to be provided, and the lack of resources is making some question how states will protect vulnerable children. This article from Vox looks at recent guidance from the Administration for Children & Families and explores the lasting, catastrophic effect coronavirus could have on an already strained system.

Read the article from Vox.