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Bush Administration’s "Child Welfare Program Option" Puts Children Who Have Been Abused or Neglected at Greater Risk

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Publication Date: February 2007

Publisher(s): Center for Law and Social Policy

Author(s): Rutledge Q. Hutson

Special Collection: John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

Topic: Social conditions (Public welfare and social services)

Type: Brief

Coverage: United States


The Bush Administration’s 2008 budget proposal talks about a goal of increasing services and supports for children, but its budget recommendations go in the opposite direction. This brief focuses on the Administration’s "Child Welfare Program Option," offering a summary of what is known about the proposal and the concerns and questions CLASP has about the approach suggested.