Tuesday, September 24, 2013

David Stoesz: Illinois should prepare to reinvest in human services

University of Illinois Springfield Social Work Professor David Stoesz's guest column was published in The State Journal-Register on September 23, 2013.

The following is a portion of the column:

"Once the legislative smoke clears from the state pension conflagration, Illinois lawmakers could begin to negotiate the transition from indiscriminate funding of social programs to investments in human services.

Economic austerity, imposed by a lingering recession and global competition, dictates that states opt for savvy investments in public services. Several alternatives show how human services can be transformed to meet requirements of the 21st century."

Read the full column online