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Domestic Violence and CPS: Points to Consider

  Domestic Violence, sometimes called domestic assault, can result in criminal charges and a host of other unwanted consequences for the people involved. From court costs, fines, time spent in jail, attorney’s fees and the possibility of a criminal conviction, domestic violence charges are no joke. But what many people don’t realize is that domestic […]

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Victory for the Family Defense Center in Three Civil Rights Cases

  The Family Defense Center is a non-profit organization that focuses on advocating for justice for families whose children have been removed by overzealous child welfare systems. According to their website, a great many parents around the U.S. “lose custody of their children to state foster care systems primarily because they are poor or because […]

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Predictive Analytics in Child Welfare – Helping Hand, or Racial Bias? 1

  In 2014, then-Attorney General to the U.S. Sentencing Commission, Eric Holder, expressed open concern about the use of predictive analytics in the criminal justice system. For those of you who haven’t encountered this term before, predictive analytics refers to an advanced form of analytics, which is used to make predictions about unknown future events. […]

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Brandy was excellent in handling our request for expongement from Central Registry. When DHHS was not responding to our efforts, Brandy stepped in and had it resolved within a week. We can finally breathe again and get back to our lives.
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