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In 32 States, Social Workers Absolutely Immune for Judicial Misconduct

In 32 States, Social Workers Absolutely Immune for Judicial Misconduct

Note: This article has been updated to clarify that, at least, the 9th Circuit does not recognize absolute immunity for claims of perjury. Federal law provides a way for families to sue government employees who violate their rights under the U.S. Constitution.[1] However, in federal courts within the Third, Fourth, Sixth, Seventh, Eight, and Ninth […]

Grandmother of Murdered Foster Child Had Sibling Taken From Her After Criticizing Social Services

The grandmother of a three-year-old girl in foster care complained that the foster parents were abusing the child and her four-year-old brother, but social services ignored the warning. The child was later found dead in her foster home, and the foster parents had disappeared. Social services later took the deceased girl’s baby sister from the […]

FDA Associate Commissioner Approves of Testing Drugs on Foster Children

A debate over giving psychotropic drugs to foster children erupted last year after a 7-year-old boy who was heavily medicated while in foster care took his own life. Since that time, the state of Florida has taken a closer look at the use of psychotropic medication in state foster care. In response to one suggestion […]

Former New York Judge Speaks out about Judicial Neglect in Social Services Cases

Daniel Leddy, a former judge of the New York City Foster Care Review Term, speaks about the abdication of judicial discretion that often takes place in foster care proceedings. Leddy writes that, in his experience, “judges were the real culprits for having allowed the court to be reduced to the status of a rubber stamp […]

Social Services Removes Foster Children from Foster Parent Who Opposed Allegedly Coerced Abortion

A Pennsylvania foster home was closed after a foster mother spoke out against two social workers who allegedly coerced a sixteen-year-old girl to abort her 24-week-old baby. Pennsylvania social services has allegedly threatened the former foster mother with a lawsuit for what it claims was a breach of confidentiality.

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