On May 6, 2017, The Family Defense Center’s Founder and Legal Director Diane Redleaf presented at TEDxUChicago. Her talk “When Can Parents Let Children Be Alone?” used the cases of Center client Natasha Felix and the Meitiv family to explain the flaws in existing child welfare laws that lead to misplaced charges of child neglect and a fear to let kids play alone.
“Does this policy distinguish between Natasha, the Meitivs, and a truly neglectful [parent]? If it doesn’t, it’s a bad policy,” Ms. Redleaf said.
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