Child Welfare Practices
The U.S. practices child welfare like no other country in the world. In the name of child protection, it removes children from their families, temporarily and permanently. Diane L. Redleaf, a pioneer defender of parents and families, shares the stories of what happened to six families whose children were wrongly seized by child protection services. As the stories unfold, each family faced a deck stacked against them, including a series of established policies and protocols that presumed guilt and forced them to prove their innocence through arduous legal processes that took weeks to several years. Redleaf, a graduate of Stanford Law School and former partner in the law firm of Lehrer and Redleaf, has served as Executive Director and Legal Director of the Family Defense Center in Chicago, an agency she founded.
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