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The Civil Rights of Homeless People Law, Social Policy, and Social Work Practice cover
  • ISBN: 9780202305141
  • ISBN10: 0202305147

The Civil Rights of Homeless People Law, Social Policy, and Social Work Practice

by Madeleine R. Stoner

  • List Price: $28.95
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Publisher: Transaction Pub
  • Publish date: 04/01/1995
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"Recalling the potent role played by the judiciary in the Civil Rights Movement, Stoner shows the many ways in which class action lawsuits have benefited homeless people over the past decade or so. The particular domains within which such lawsuits have been tried and sometimes won include the right to shelter and emergency assistance; the right to welfare benefits (AFDC, food stamps); the welfare of homeless children; access to mental health services; eviction litigation; voting rights; educational discrimination against homeless children; and the criminalization of the homeless (e.g., loitering, begging, sleeping in public, vagrancy). This book serves two extremely useful purposes. First, by reviewing more than 1,000 class action lawsuits brought on behalf of homeless people, Stoner demonstrates again and again the value and viability of an alliance between the legal and social work professions. Thus, the book is recommended for all social work students and law students with an interest in public policy. Second, the thematic organization of the review of lawsuits and the accessible way in which they are discussed (very little legal jargon here) makes this book, in effect, a directory of legal precedents and strategies that will be extremely useful to homeless advocates and their legal allies. Upper-division undergraduates and above." --K. Hadden, Choice "...[E]ven though the primary focus is the condition of the homeless, her approach has value to the larger welfare reform debate that has emerged." --Robert M. Moroney, Arizona State University
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