DCYF’s Ross Hunter on Poverty’s Effects on Children

“Poverty is the main driver of our work. The overwhelming majority of children in our care, either in the foster care system or juvenile rehabilitation, are products of the often grinding poverty they were brought up in.”

In this video, Department of Children, Youth and Families Secretary Ross Hunter talks about DCYF’s work with kids in the first few years of their lives, and the adverse effects of poverty and inequality he’s seen during that work.

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