Children's Rights: Challenging a Listing in a Child Abuse Registry
By: Diane L. Redleaf & Steven L. Pick
In jurisdictions throughout the United States, family members and professionals who work with children have successfully challenged the decisions of chld-welfare and law-enforcement authorities after being listed as perpetrators of abuse or neglect in child abuse registries.
By Maria Kantzavelos, for Chicago Daily Law Bulletin
When it come to marking the finalization of adoptions, celebrations tend to abound, says Diane L. Redleaf, executive director of the Chicago-based Family Defense Center.
"We celebrate adoption as a big achievement, as a wonderful thing, something that we promote and recognize as a society," she said.
But what happens when families are runited after they had been separated by child protection authorities? Click here to read the full story from the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin.
Congratulations to the Family Defense Center, 2010 Winner of the "Excellent Emerging Organization" Award
The Family Defense Center is proud to announce that it is the recipient of the prestigious “Excellent Emerging Organization” award for 2010.This annual award, introduced for the first time this year, was presented to Executive Director Diane Redleaf on May 13, 2010. To view the video about this special award, please click here.
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