On October 22, 2021, Halimah Washington, Rise community coordinator, testified at the New York State Assembly’s Public Hearing on Family Involvement in the Child Welfare System.
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On September 29, 2021, Rise held an online event to celebrate our new participatory action research report, An Unavoidable System: The Harms of Family Policing and Parents’ Vision for Investing in Community Care. During this event, the PAR Team discussed their research methodology and group process, research findings, recommendations and calls to action.
This report shares the results of a participatory action research project that Rise conducted in winter 2021 in partnership with TakeRoot Justice. Our research documents parents’ experiences with the family policing system and explores a collective vision to transform our society’s structures, policies and practices related to family and community support.
Imaginative and sometimes painful community conversations with 48 people impacted by ACS provide the foundation of this report. Findings also reflect 58 anonymous surveys by parents impacted by ACS.