Addressing Child Maltreatment by Promoting Family Economic Opportunity
Source: The Voice for North Carolina’s Children
North Carolina’s child welfare system, where we provide support and services for victims of abuse and neglect and their families, has been under a fair amount of scrutiny lately: a federal review found that NC didn’t achieve a single federally required outcome. North Carolina leaders have signaled that they mean to address the problems identified in the federal review. We hope they do, but we also hope that they zero in on one of the strongest predictors of child maltreatment—poverty.