Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.
— Martin Luther King, Jr.
The data and timeline you’ve just read lay bare a system that should and could be doing a better job. Behind the numbers are real children and young adults—their hopes, their dreams, their futures. Now that you’ve seen for yourself how poorly the child-welfare system in Massachusetts is performing compared to most other states in our nation, you may be questioning long-held assumptions. Or you may feel reaffirmed in your sense that something here has been very wrong for a long time.
Our kids need you.
If each of us does our part, together, we can change this system for the better.