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With the Best of Intentions: New York State's Child Protection System and the Laws Used to Mask the Real Reasons for Organizational Failure

Author: Mancuso,Richard F.
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Date 1998
Type Journal
Journal Title: Journal-of-Human-Behavior-in-the-Social-Environment
Volume/Pages 1(4) 57-72
Subject Matter Children, CPS/DHS
Abstract Drawing on organizational, legal, & case study examples to examine organizational decision making in cases of child maltreatment, three questions are posed: (1) What were the stated & unintended results of the Child Protective Services Reform Act of 1996 on the functioning of the Child Protection System (CPS) in NY? (2) Are there outside pockets of influence (eg, political, organizational, social, community, or religious pressures) that affect the functioning of the CPS? (3) What will be the consequences, both short- & long-term, for the citizens, children, & families who come in contact with the CPS? Given an increase in severe child maltreatment cases, better understanding of the organizational & legal decision-making process is critical. 27 References. Adapted from the source document