Family Preservation and Reunification

How Effective a Social Policy?
  • Richard J. Gelles
Part of the The Plenum Series in Crime and Justice book series (PSIC)


Family preservation programs are not new. They go back at least to the turn of the 20th century with the settlement house movement, Hull House, and Jane Addams. Family preservation programs are designed to help children and families, including extended and adoptive families, that are at risk of abuse or delinquency, or are in crisis.


Child Abuse Child Welfare Foster Care Child Welfare System Reasonable Effort 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Richard J. Gelles
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  1. 1.Center for the Study of Youth Policy, School of Social WorkUniversity of PennsylvaniaPhiladelphiaUSA

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