The Implications of Welfare Reform for Children
March 12-13, 1999
Building on the success of the 1995 conference, the law faculty unanimously approved the creation of the Justice for Children Project. Supported by the University through a prestigious academic enrichment grant, the Moritz College of Law, and the Center for Law, Policy, and Social Science (now known as the Center for Interdisciplinary Law and Policy Studies), the Project began full-time operation in January 1998.
In the spring of 1999, the Project, with financial support from the Center for Law, Policy, and Social Science and the Moritz College of Law, sponsored its second symposium entitled The Implications of Welfare Reform for Children.
Held at the Moritz College of Law on March 12 and 13, 1999, the conference provided an important opportunity for exchange among those who are working on issues pertaining to children and welfare reform while establishing a baseline from which we may evaluate future developments in this area.
Speakers included well-respected academics and researchers in law, social work, health and public policy as well as legal practitioners. The papers of the symposium were published in volume 60 of the Ohio State Law Journal in the fall of 1999.
Papers published in this issue include:
- Gregory Williams, One Boy's View of the Welfare System
- Naomi Cahn, Children's Interests in a Familial Context: Poverty, Foster Care, and Adoption
- Katherine Hunt Federle, Child Welfare and the Juvenile Court
- Catherine Ross, Families Without Paradigms: Child Poverty and Out-of-Home Placement in Historical Perspective
- Susan Vivian Mangold, Protection, Privatization, and Profit in the Foster Care System
- Thomas Gais & Cathy Johnson, Welfare Reform, Management Systems, and Their Implications for Children
- Miriam Wilson & Charles Adams, Welfare Reform: Ohio’s Response
- Mary Corcoran, Colleen Heflin, & Kristine Siefert, Food Insufficiency and Material Hardship in Post-TANF Welfare Families
- Lauren Rich & Ira Schwartz, A Rising Tide Does Not Raise All Boats: Welfare Reform in the City of Philadelphia
- Sara Rosenbaum & Kathleen Maloy, The Law of Unintended Consequences: The 1996 Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act and Its Impact on Medicaid for Families with Children
- Leroy Pelton, Welfare Discrimination and Child Welfare
- Peter Edelman, The Impact of Welfare Reform on Children: Can We Get It Right Before the Crunch Comes?
- Katherine Hunt Federle, The Consequences of Welfare Reform for Children