Archive for the 'DCFS' Category

Is There Legal Immunity for Social Workers Who Lie?

It is an accepted principle that a parent has a constitutionally protected interest in the custody and care of his or her child.  This interest does have exceptions, especially when the child may be in immediate or apparent danger. This is when child protection services gets involved. Crucial to every child protection investigation is to […]

August 31st, 2009
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DCF needs better tools to monitor psychotropic drug use

The working group brought together by the tragic death of Gabriel Myers has finished its work. Unfortunately, its final report comes as no surprise: Simply put, the 7-year-old foster child who committed suicide died at the hands of a neglectful bureaucracy. Gabriel’s lifeless body was found hanging in his Margate foster home on April 16. […]

August 29th, 2009
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