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Family is Best Interest: Restoring the Narrative for Family Unification

United States – December 15, 2022 – Public Knowledge® publishes the newest issue of its digital, peer-reviewed journal, the Family Integrity & Justice Quarterly. Entitled “Family Is Best Interest,” it is the fourth installment in the international consulting firm’s mission to elevate the voices of lived expertise in the child welfare system.

“We are honored to be able to share the stories of so many families impacted by harmful policy and legislation. We have to restore power to families and change the narrative of the child welfare system to prioritize family unification.”

Stacey Moss, President of Public Knowledge®

The term “best interest” is often used in child welfare to guide decisions on removing children from their families. The problem is the lack of federal definition and standardization of this phrase; it is highly subjective.

“My time as a family defense attorney has given me a front-row seat to the devastation and trauma that comes from removing a child from their home. The current system is engineered to separate families and not to unify and support families. This is not in a child’s best interest.’

Jey Rajaraman, Management Consultant for Family Integrity & Justice Works

To aid in Public Knowledge® advocacy efforts, they request the support of stakeholders to share the content presented in this publication. The Family Integrity & Justice Quarterly is a free publication featuring Child Welfare colleagues, friends, and family. Join the national movement for actionable change to keep families together and improve justice for families in the child welfare system.

About Public Knowledge®

Public Knowledge® is an international management consulting firm focused on Programs, People, Learning, and Systems. We exist to help our clients solve tough problems and thrive in complex environments. For more than 30 years, we have helped our clients achieve their goals by understanding their needs and objectives as a foundation to our problem-solving process. Our goal is to provide our clients with unparalleled service and act as their catalyst for change. Learn more by visiting Family Integrity & Justice Works at Public Knowledge® focuses on replacing the child welfare system. Coming together to promote justice, we see a bright future where families have the support they need without bias, judgment, or fear of separation. We’re proposing a radical change in a way that’s never been done before and are currently working to prove this new way works with our demonstration sites. Learn more by visiting

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