Tough Decisions: Dealing with Domestic Violence in Child Welfare

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Child Welfare Watch, Vol. 9, Fall 2003 (PDF)

This report documents changes in policy, practice and enforcement in the wake of the federal injunction imposed in the Nicholson v. Williams class action lawsuit. The lawsuit challenged the practice of the NYC Administration for Children’s Services, in cases of suspected abuse and neglect that involve domestic violence, of too often removing children from their mothers unnecessarily and circumventing the women’s due process rights.

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