How the Child Welfare System Keeps Families Apart

Interview with Cynthia Simons by Montinique Monroe

In this video interview, hear from advocate Cynthia Simons on her experience as a mother of children taken by the child welfare system. Cynthia currently works at the Texas Center for Justice and Equity on projects supporting women and families impacted by the criminal legal system. Her lived experience with the criminal legal and child welfare systems informs her work to reunify families and prevent contact with harmful systems. Learn more from her story about how the child welfare system keeps families apart.


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