The Applied Research Center has released an excellent report called Shattered Families: The Perilous Intersection of Immigration Enforcement and the Child Welfare System, which highlights the devastating consequences when families are torn apart by immigration enforcement and detention and minor U.S. citizen children end up in the care of overburdened state child welfare systems.  The Florence Project has been involved in educating detained parents, child welfare practitioners, and peer organizations about this problem for the last several years and is thrilled to see this excellent and thorough report bring national attention to this important issue.  You can read the executive summary and full report on ARC’s website here.  We also encourage peer legal service organizations and others supporting parents in detention to download our self help guide “How to Protect Your Parental Rights From Detention” available on our resources page for Pro Se Litigants here.