Social Policy and Social Justice.
Jackson, John L. Culhane, Denis P.
vi, 163 p.
University of Pennsylvania Press
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Philadelphia, PA 19104-6097
This book contains a collection of essays addressing key social issues from the Penn School of Social Policy and Practice. The essays explore particular issues and then offer recommendations for improving services. The essays address: ending homelessness; mass incarceration and sentencing reform; restructuring child welfare organizations and reallocating funds to better support caseworkers; substance use, incarceration, and homelessness; foster care, aging out, and the failure of independent living services; the reality of urban food deserts and what low-income food shoppers need; the need to transform ideas about work in the United States and the use of civic money to foster civic participation; the inability of forced mental heath treatment in preventing violent tragedies and the need to provide more recovery-oriented community mental health services; improving the gun policy debate; child welfare and poverty and the American paradox; transforming education by offering comprehensive, wraparound services; and new tools for measuring poverty that include consideration of well-being. Numerous references.
SOCIAL POLICIES; SOCIAL PROBLEMS; SOCIAL VALUES; SOCIAL DISADVANTAGE; HOMELESSNESS; education; foster children; aging out; independent living; child welfare reform; mental health services; community based services; poverty