What ‘Safety First’ for Children Should Mean
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By keeping safety as paramount and separate, courts will not weigh parental rights against child safety. Safety will be the sole consideration. A child should be entitled to no less safeguards than an adult at a domestic violence hearing. Indeed, it is up to the court to assure children this in its role as parens patriae. Violence to a child is an assault, battery, or some other criminal act. Such allegations should be referred to and investigated by a prosecutor. Indeed, there should be no action permitted by a family court where these allegations exist other than to enter a no contact order between the named perpetrator and the child until a criminal process is completed. Child safety must be addressed properly by the courts as required by the Constitution.(from Conclusion)
Kleinman, T. & Pollack, D. (2022, June 22). What ‘Safety First’ for Children Should Mean. New York Law Journal, https://www.law.com/newyorklawjournal/2022/06/22/what-safety-first-for-children-should-mean/?slreturn=20220522150806 .
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