Family Defender Issue 14: Winter 2013

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Special Issue: Fathers’ Rights in Child Protection Cases


DCFS Eliminates “Intact Family Services” for Children Older than Age Six, Faces Center Complaint to HHS: Family Defense Center Charges that New “Service Elimination Plan” Ciolates Federal and State Law, page 1

Family Defense Briefs, page 2

Fathers Face Discriminatory Mistreatment in Child Welfare System; Men Wrongly Accused of Abuse of Neglect Need Defending Too, page 3

Father Initiatives in Child Welfare, page 6

Fathers, Mothers, and Unmarried Partners: Statistics in Child Abuse and Neglect, page 7

Legislation Seeks to Fix Complex Adjudication System for Foster Parent Appeals Involving Removals, page 8

Can You Believe This?, page 9

Message from the Executive Director, page 12