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Child Abuse

Mandated Reporting and Professional Boundaries: Important Training for Faculty and Staff

by Shipman & Goodwin LLP on

Now more than ever it is critical for independent schools to ensure that all faculty and staff are appropriately trained regarding their legal obligation to report suspicions of abuse and neglect of any student to appropriate...more

Infant Left Alone in the Car | Child Abuse Defense Attorney

Don’t Ever Leave Any Infant Alone in the Car. I have been a child abuse defense attorney in Maricopa County for more than twenty five years. Every fall and winter, when the temperature drops below 80 degrees, I get a...more

CAS Legal Mailbag Question of the Week – January, 2017 #2

by Shipman & Goodwin LLP on

Dear Legal Mailbag: I am confused. As a principal, I am a mandated reporter, and I understand that I must file a report with the Department of Children and Families whenever I have “reasonable cause to suspect or...more

Florida Mandated Reporter Law

by Taylor English Duma LLP on

This survey discusses only the mandated reporter statute in Florida. If your industry is governed by a state licensing agency, such as education or child care, then that agency likely has its own set of reporting...more

High Court of Australia unanimously decides against extension of time

by DLA Piper on

High Court of Australia unanimously decides against granting time extension to an abuse victim in a case of extraordinary delay. In Prince Alfred College Inc v ADC [2016] HCA 37, the High Court of Australia has...more

Child-On-Child Sexual Abuse

by Fisher Phillips on

Most states, including Florida, have updated their child abuse reporting requirements to include child-on-child sexual abuse, often referred to as juvenile abuse. Typically these provisions are fairly comprehensive and...more

North Carolina Mandated Reporter Law

by Taylor English Duma LLP on

This survey discusses only the mandated reporter statute in North Carolina. If your organization is governed by a state licensing agency, such as education or child care, then that agency likely has its own set of reporting...more

A megera! Petições da lei VAWA para homens – Parte I

by Gerald Nowotny on

Panorama - A Lei de Combate à Violência contra as Mulheres (VAWA) permite que imigrantes vítimas de violência solicitem status legal nos Estados Unidos sem precisar que cônjuges, pais ou filhos cidadãos americanos ou...more

La Bruja! - VAWA Petitions for Men – Part I

by Gerald Nowotny on

The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) allows battered immigrants to petition for legal status in the United States without relying on abusive U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident spouses, parents or children to sponsor...more

Child Protection Law in the United Arab Emirates

by Hassan Elhais on

The Community Development Authority (CDA) of Dubai has recently drafted a new child protection policy, which protects children, investigates abuses against their rights, and provides government services to families and...more

Under the Dome Special Edition: 2016 Summary of New Maine Laws

by Pierce Atwood LLP on

We are pleased to share our 2016 Summary of New Maine Laws enacted during the Second Regular Session of Maine's 127th Legislature, which adjourned sine die April 29, 2016. We provide you this summary to help you stay...more

White Collar & Investigations: Hastert Receives 15 Month Sentence in Federal Structuring Case

by Williams Mullen on

In June of last year former Speaker of the United States House of Representatives Dennis Hastert was indicted for structuring and false statements to the FBI in an investigation that focused on more than $900,000 in cash...more

Childhood Sexual Abuse – Delayed Accrual of Plaintiff’s Claims Against a Public Entity

by Low, Ball & Lynch on

Latrice Rubenstein v. Doe No. 1, et al. - Court of Appeal, Fourth Appellate District (March 22, 2016) - Generally, a civil cause of action for child molestation accrues at the time of the molestation, but delayed...more

Perspectives - March/April - 2016

by Benesch on

The American Logistics Aid Network (ALAN) was founded by several professional and trade associations that came together after Hurricane Katrina to help provide humanitarian relief. Today, ALAN comprises hundreds of supply...more

Child Protection Policies: Training for Children?

by Taylor English Duma LLP on

One question that always comes up when I advise organizations about youth protection policies is what sort of training to provide to children. Whether to include that training is simply a matter of your professional judgment...more

2016 New Mexico Political Outlook

The 2016 New Mexico Political Outlook provides a basic overview of what clients can expect from the upcoming New Mexico legislative session. Republicans won control of the New Mexico House of Representatives in the election...more

House of Horrors: What is the Purpose of Children and Youth Services?

Picture a bedroom–with little to no lighting, where all of the carpet has been removed, flies thrive upon the human feces covering the room, and the door leading from this dreadfulness is locked because the knob has been...more

2015 Legislative Update: Summary Of Changes In School Law

by Franczek Radelet P.C. on

ADMINISTRATION - LALI’S LAW (HEROIN CRISIS ACT) - Public Act 99-0480 - Effective Date: September 9, 2015 - School districts, public schools, or nonpublic schools may now authorize a school nurse or trained...more

Arizona’s How to Catch a Predator Laws: Are they really catching who they were meant for?

When it comes to sexual offenses, Arizona has some of the harshest prison sentences in the country. Recently law enforcement has been investigating, enforcing, and prosecuting crimes such as prostitution, child prostitution,...more

Africa Update - September 2015 #3

Leading the News - Burkina Faso: On September 16th, elements of Burkina Faso’s military declared they were in control of the nation after presidential guards stormed a cabinet and seized President Michel Kafando,...more

Parents Arrested for Unsupervised Children: The Rest of the Story

by Taylor English Duma LLP on

I am always outraged by the stories of parents arrested for allowing their children to play in ways that earlier generations considered routine. But a recent court decision reminded me that the story is not always as clear as...more

Major Changes to Laws Protecting Minors: Pennsylvania as Bellwether for New Child Protection Legislation?

by Saul Ewing LLP on

In the wake of several high-profile cases of child abuse, Pennsylvania’s General Assembly has been on the vanguard of state legislatures’ efforts to reduce the risk of harm to children. Since 2013, Pennsylvania’s lawmakers...more

US Supreme Court Holds that Student’s Statement to Teacher can be Admitted at Trial

by Shipman & Goodwin LLP on

The U.S. Supreme Court (the “Court”) recently issued a unanimous decision as to whether or not prosecutors could introduce statements at trial when a child is not available for cross examination. The Court’s decision has...more

Africa Update - July 2015 #2

In This Issue: - Leading the News - United States – Africa Relations - North Africa - East Africa - West Africa - Sub-Saharan Africa - General Africa News - Excerpt from Leading the...more

Pennsylvania Legislature Passes Significant Amendments to Act 153 Clearance Requirements

by Cohen & Grigsby, P.C on

The concerns of volunteer-based organizations and employers have reached the ears of state legislators. On July 1, 2015, the Pennsylvania legislature passed Act 15. Act 15 amends the Child Protective Services Law (the “Law”)...more

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