How the Drug War & Foster System Intersect to Harm Black, Brown & Low-Income Families
CANNABIS CULTURE – MOVEMENT FOR FAMILY POWER, WITH DRUG POLICY ALLIANCE AND NYU FAMILY DEFENSE CLINIC, RELEASE A NEW REPORT ON HOW THE DRUG WAR AND FOSTER SYSTEM INTERSECT TO HARM BLACK, BROWN, AND LOW-INCOME FAMILIES.
Webinar on the Report to Be Held Tuesday, June 23 at 3:00 PM ET
American society is in a critical moment – one of progress and revolution full of promise for the liberation of Black and Brown people that we have been working towards. Dialogue about racism (both interpersonal and institutional), anti-Blackness, policing, and the need to divest from harmful systems and invest in communities is at an all-time high. It is within this context that Movement for Family Power, alongside co-publishers the Drug Policy Alliance and NYU Family Defense Clinic, are releasing our new report on the child welfare and foster system and the drug war, “Whatever they do, I’m her comfort, I’m her protector: How the foster system has become ground zero for the US drug war.”
It is our intention that this report will contribute to the evidence base for the growing cries for divestment from policing agencies, such as Child Protective Services (CPS), and provide clear recommendations for a new way