Drug addiction, Child protection, Drug, Aging out, Fosterage, Foster care

Focus on the family: How the War on Drugs destroyed America’s foster care system

On Sep 2, 2020
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A recent report reveals how the state foster system acts as a secondary criminal justice system, one that targets cannabis consumers—and even medical marijuana patients. https://t.co/BUvcSWNDhB
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Child protective service agencies should protect children. But the War on Drugs incentivized child removal based on unreliable drug tests.

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On Sep 2, 2020
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A recent report reveals how the state foster system acts as a secondary criminal justice system, one that targets cannabis consumers—and even medical marijuana patients. https://t.co/BUvcSWNDhB
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Focus on the family: How the War on Drugs destroyed America’s foster care system

Focus on the family: How the War on Drugs destroyed America’s foster care system

Child protective service agencies should protect children. But the War on Drugs incentivized child removal based on unreliable drug tests.

The Foster System Is a Battleground for the Racist War on Drugs

The Foster System Is a Battleground for the Racist War on Drugs

A new report exposes the foster system as rife with racist drug war attitudes and state violence.

6 problems with the foster care system — and what you can do to help

6 problems with the foster care system — and what you can do to help

There's a lot wrong with a system that so desperately needs to get it right.

‘We are sending more foster kids to prison than college’

‘We are sending more foster kids to prison than college’

America is seeing an increase of foster children. An investigation shows system issues result in more foster kids developing PTSD, struggling to survive, using drugs and getting involved ...

What It's Like for an American Drug Reformer to Go to a Country with a Compassionate System

What It's Like for an American Drug Reformer to Go to a Country with a Compassionate System

Who knew governments could actually do good things in the realm of drug policy? The American activists couldn't wrap their heads around it. Sitting in a dingy office in a nondescript ...

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The problems that underlie most problematic drug use include: inconsistent parental engagement, difficult family background, alcohol and/or other drug abuse by parents, social and emotional ...