Richard Wexler

Richard Wexler

Richard Wexler is executive director of the National Coalition for Child Protection Reform,, based in Alexandria, Virginia. His interest in child welfare grew out of 19 years of work as a journalist. During that time, he won more than two dozen awards, many of them for stories about child abuse and foster care. He is the author of "Wounded Innocents: The Real Victims of the War Against Child Abuse" (Prometheus Books: 1990, 1995).


The only way to end abuse in children’s institutions is to end the institutions

By: - November 29, 2023

Recent news stories illustrate both the terrible harm Kentucky’s “child welfare” system inflicts upon its most vulnerable children and the root cause. Until the findings in these stories are examined together the harm will never stop. The ultimate harm can be seen in the Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting’s expose of how the state systematically […]