Parents, Power, and the Child Welfare System
Published August 30th 2005 by Routledge – 368 pages
Series: Perspectives on Gender
In Fixing Families, Jennifer Reich takes us inside Child Protective Services for an in-depth look at the entire organization. Following families from the beginning of a case to its discharge, Reich shows how parents negotiate with the state for custody of their children, and how being held accountable to the state affects a family.
Jennifer A. Reich is Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology and Criminology at the University of Denver.