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Children & the Law
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court held that a mother’s use of opioids while pregnant is not civil child abuse under the Child Protective Services Law, which carries with it inclusion in a statewide database of child abuse perpetrators.
An overview of the recent federal policy change that allows states to claim federal matching funds through Title IV-E of the Social Security Act to help pay the costs of attorneys representing certain children and their parents in child welfare legal proceedings.
Judge Leonard Edwards (ret.)*
This article explains what reasonable efforts findings the judge must make, barriers that prevent the judge from making these findings, and a solution that could make reasonable efforts findings more meaningful.