I though California might have made a law to remedy this but it turns out it requires a diagnosis. In reality it should not require an additional law. The problem as I see it is police forces are run like businesses to an extent. At the same time I think it's a lot of personal bias and how they enforce or otherwise as well. On top of personal bias there may be the knowledge that if they let some things go it might turn up more evidence for a more profitable case.
That said there's things like factors of economic mobility. Generally this is used to predict how likely anyone individual is to be economically mobile up or down from where their family started.there's also known factors in getting and maintaining employment.
If we were doing a Venn diagram of how to keep someone dependent there would be an intersection with the law.
If that law isn't enforced I don't see how there's much hope of steeping dependent and/or abusive dependent situations. What's more disturbing seems to be on the societal front of possibly media generated but the belief that anyone dependent is a mooch. Evidence says otherwise But a few generations now have been raised on the belief what they feel matters more than any logical construction of an argument. It's almost a delusional society at a point.
Some of the studies that support that indicate things like many people would work just to have a sense of purpose. I'll try to link some if I can get my laptop on. and/or clear space I'm going to be physically disfigured for life pretty soon here. But maybe just maybe for making the person poisoning me and trying to make me suffer feel threatened obvious sentence to reeducation and learn the things that'll hurt me. Maybe in decades of that we might get to ergonomics. We can learn all about coping mechanisms like art exercise diet and its effect on cognition.. sentenced to somebody's job security because that was in the state's best interest Vis a vie creation of a social worker position and funneling healthcare dollars by court order to private corporations.