Barton Child Law and Policy Center

What Can the Child Welfare System Learn in the Wake of the Floyd Decision?: A Comparison of Stop And-Frisk Policing and Child Welfare Investigations

Pre-Petition Representation, preventive legal advocacy, PLA, preventive, system reform, family integrity, family policing, early legal advocacy, policy reform, poverty, racial disparity, due process, civil rights, ACS, New York

Categories: 2. Pre-Petition Representation
Tags: ACS, civil rights, due process, early legal advocacy, family integrity, family policing, New York, PLA, policy reform, poverty, Pre-Petition Representation, preventive, Preventive Legal Advocacy, racial disparity, system reform
Author: Michelle Burrell

Principals & Components

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PLA/PP National Cohort

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Program Spotlights

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