Broken Homes: A Study of Family Desertion and Its Social Treatment

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Russell Sage Foundation, 1919 - Desertion and non-support - 208 pages
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Page 2 - Richmond refers to three stages in dealing with family desertion : (1) the "muddling along" stage; (2) the disciplinary period; and (3) the stage so admirably described in Miss Colcord's book — the stage where "with the unfolding of a philosophy and a technique of helping people in and through their social relationships, a new way of dealing with this ancient and perplexing human failing was developed." The only tool which the social case worker has is the interview. Hence it is not surprising...
Page 178 - The legislature may establish children's courts, and courts of domestic relations, as separate courts, or as parts of existing courts or courts hereafter [to be] created, and may confer upon them such jurisdiction as may be necessary for the correction, protection, guardianship and disposition of delinquent, neglected or dependent minors...
Page 169 - ... persons who have been convicted of or admit having committed a felony or other crime or misdemeanor involving moral turpitude...
Page 13 - It is the great trysting- place of the generations, where past and future flash into the reality of the present. It is the great storehouse in which the hardly earned treasures of the past, the inheritance of spirit and character from our ancestors, are guarded and preserved for our descendants. And it is the great discipline through which each generation learns anew the lesson of citizenship that no man can live for himself alone.
Page 178 - ... such jurisdiction as may be necessary for the correction, protection, guardianship and disposition of delinquent, neglected or dependent minors, and for the punishment and correction of adults responsible for or contributing to such delinquency, neglect or dependency, and to compel the support of a wife, child, or poor relative by persons legally chargeable therewith who abandon or neglect to support any of them.
Page 12 - It is greater than love itself, for it includes, ennobles, makes permanent, all that is best in love. The pain of life is hallowed by it, the drudgery sweetened, its pleasures consecrated. It is the great trysting place of the generations, where past and future flash into the reality of the present. It is the great storehouse in which the hardly earned treasures of the past, the inheritance of spirit and character...
Page 15 - Finnigan is to come up in the Domestic Relations Court, busily washing and ironing his other shirt in order that he may make a proper appearance and not disgrace the family before the judge. In the Magistrates...
Page 118 - probation is simply case work with the added 'punch' of the law behind it," and this statement portrays what probation 1 Director, Charity Organization Department, Russell Sage Foundation, New York city. [109] treatment should be, and what probation departments should strive to accomplish. Any program which looks to the permanent rehabilitation of an offender must envisage...
Page 138 - ... solution of this many-sided and difficult problem, but I do not see how it is to be solved without her. (The friendly visitor is usually a woman, though the men engaged in this work certainly deserve minority representation.) Speaking from our Baltimore experience, we would rather have one hundred good visitors, patient, intelligent, and resourceful, to deal with the married vagabonds of our city, than the best law ever framed, if, in order to get such a law, we must lose the visitors.
Page 27 - The 138 cases in which there was a difference of nationality formed about 28% of the 499 for which information on this point was given. In the general population of the United States in 1900 only 8.5...

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