The Problem with ASFA, with Jerry Milner

This week, Jim talks again with Jerry Milner, former Associate Commissioner of the Children’s Bureau in the US Department of Health and Human Services. Jerry now works with Family Integrity & Justice Works.

Jerry explains why the Adoption and Safe Families Act, created in the 1980s, needs to be reformed to preserve families, rather than splitting them up unnecessarily.  He also tells us about the harms that the current mandatory reporting system causes, and what can be done to better protect children without removing them from their families.