Critics call it “legal kidnapping,” a
somewhat derogatory term that
refers to the alleged overreaching that
Child Protective Services (CPS) effectuates
by improperly removing a child
from its parent(s), seemingly without
sufficient cause. Does it really happen
often? If it is occurring, what can attorneys
do to address it? We asked these
questions of four experienced attorneys
who have litigated many child protection
cases. Here are their responses:
Pollack, Daniel. (February 2019). Attorney Perspectives of Child Protective Services “Legal Kidnapping”. Policy & Practice, 24, 36.
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