Child welfare systems around the world are facing a similar crisis - a lack of foster parents, overburdened social workers, and distressingly negative outcomes for the children and young people these systems are designed to serve. The idea of community-based care has been left out of the equation, despite the old adage – “it takes a village to raise a child”.
The Mockingbird Society stands in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement and with those working to end the racism and the continued injustices inflicted on communities of color. We stand with the families who have lost their loved ones at the hands of racism. Their lives mattered. We will honor George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade, Manuel Ellis, Charleena Lyles, and the countless others who have lost their lives to police brutality and white supremacy.