Mary Elizabeth Collins

Mary Elizabeth Collins

Mary Elizabeth Collins, Ph.D., is professor and department chair of Social Welfare Policy, Boston University School of Social Work.


US child welfare system is falling short because of persistent child poverty

By: and - July 19, 2022

Although government spending on the child welfare system totaled $33 billion in 2018, the most recent year for which an estimate is available, it’s still failing to meet all children’s needs because of overwhelming demand. Abuse and neglect investigations, foster care and the other activities and services that comprise the child welfare system can harm […]