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Emily Rose DeMarco

Emily Rose DeMarco
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Emily Rose DeMarco is a Masters of Public Administration candidate at the University of Pennsylvania's Fels Institute of Government. She is also a registered nurse currently working in emergency medicine.
Berks Vigil

Vigil Planned Outside Berks County Family Detention Center

This Sunday, July 15th, protesters will gather outside Berks County Residential Center, a detention center for immigrant children and parents located in Leesport, PA. Berks is one of only three locations in America designed...
Families Torn

Families Torn Apart: America’s Unjust Bail Practices

Imagine the following scenario: John, a single father of two, has been arrested. He is charged with theft and his bail is set at $2,000. Because John cannot meet this requirement, he is held...
Mass Incarceration

Parents Locked Up, Kids Left Out: Who Really Suffers?

The American criminal justice system has created a culture of mass incarceration. As of 2015, the U.S. incarceration rate (698 per 100,000 people) was the second highest in the world, topped only by that of...
Mental Healthcare

Mental Health Care for Foster Children

The children in America's foster care system face a tremendous amount of psychological stress. Many have been removed from traumatic home situations because of neglect or physical or sexual abuse. Their life in foster care...
Polypharmacy

Overuse of Medication in Foster Children

If you are a foster child getting medications for emotional and mental health issues in the United States you may be getting more than you need. A 2011 report by the Government Accountability Office...
Texas CPS

Texas CPS- Insufficient Resources and Cover-Ups

Since the inception of child welfare programs in America, people have raised alarms about their shortcomings. Missed signs that lead to tragic outcomes become headline news stories and rallying cries for reform. But in...

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