Issue Brief
Bringing Families out of ‘Cap’tivity: the Path Toward Abolishing Welfare Family Caps

This issue brief from the Center on Reproductive Rights and Justice at Berkeley Law, produced by If/When/How Executive Director Jill E. Adams, J.D., “outlines the pejorative purposes and punitive effects of Family Caps, highlights their repercussions for poverty, chronicles repeal efforts in other states, and discusses the need for their elimination nationwide.” Note: In April 2019, Massachusetts became the latest state to repeal its family cap policy. New Jersey repealed in 2018.