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Policy Report - Issues in Differential Response: Revisited

DECEMBER 13, 2019 |

Center for Child Policy

This policy report from the Differential Response Expert Committee reviews research and literature published between 2011 and 2018 about differential response (DR) in child protection. It concludes that significant problems in research methodology call into question claims regarding child safety outcomes.

 

Study findings contradict two underlying assumptions of DR that 1) DR systems accurately sort families by risk level; and 2) service uptake by families on the alternative response track (AR) is greater than those on the traditional track due to AR’s voluntary, “family friendly” approach.

 

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Policy Brief - Children's Presence in Court During Child Protection Proceedings

DECEMBER 13, 2019 |

Center for Child Policy

The policy brief is a response to the recommendation of the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) that children of all ages should be present in court for each hearing in child protection proceedings. The paper makes recommendations as to when it is appropriate for children to attend court hearings and what accommodations should be made to minimize stress.

 

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Policy Brief - The Role of the Child's Attorney in Child Protection Proceedings

DECEMBER 13, 2019 |

Center for Child Policy

The policy brief is a resource to educate attorneys for children in child protection proceedings about child development and the impact of trauma in order to help them make better informed determinations regarding their child client’s capacity to direct the objectives of the representation when choosing between representing the child’s best interests or the child’s expressed wishes.

 

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Policy Report - Promoting Justice for Victims of Abusive Head Trauma

MAY 17, 2018 |

APSAC Center for Child Policy

Irresponsible expert witnesses have created and perpetuated a false controversy regarding the science underpinning the diagnosis of abusive head trauma.

 

A product of the Abusive Head Trauma Expert Committee, this policy paper seeks to present attorneys and other child maltreatment professionals with information and strategies to prepare and present a case that promotes justice for victims of abusive head trauma.

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