Whatever happened to Claribel?
Looking for the poster child of the welfare reform movement in Massachusetts, 10 years later
TEN YEARS AGO, in the winter of 1994, the country was in the throes of a debate on welfare reform that had taken on a particularly punitive and nasty tone. Here in Massachusetts, at the center of that debate stood Claribel Rivera Ventura, a 26-year-old Roxbury mother of six charged with child abuse who found herself cast as the poster ... (Full Article: 2004 Words)
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