Somebody Else's Children by John Hubner
The Courts, the Kids, and the Struggle to Save America's Troubled Families

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With increasing urgency, the plight of the American family grips the national conscience. The family courts are often our society's last safety net to prevent disaster. In this penetrating expose of the inner workings of the U.S. family court system, two award-winning journalists provide an intimate look at the lives of the children whose fate it decides. 384 pp. Author publicity. 35,000 print.

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John Hubner is a former staff writer at the Boston Phoenix. He was also a magazine writer and investigative reporter for many years at the San Jose Mercury News, where he is now the regional editor. He lives with his wife and two children in Santa Cruz.From the Hardcover edition.
Published January 14, 1997 by Crown. 367 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Children's Books, Law & Philosophy, Health, Fitness & Dieting, Education & Reference, Parenting & Relationships. Non-fiction

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These stories gain dimension by being set within the larger perspective of America's roller-coaster attitudes toward out-of-control children, a review of often confusing social welfare policy (preserve the family and keep the children safe--sometimes mutually exclusive goals), and an understandin...

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