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Friday, October 11, 2013

Italian Mafia Families Lose Child Custody

From Family Law Week:

BBC News reports that Italian judge D Bella has focused on the children of "well known mafia families aged around 14 or 15 who had started to acquire the mafiosi mentality."

To date about 15 teenagers have been removed from their families and placed in care homes.  They are allowed to go for home visits every few weeks.

The judge is reported as saying that it is hoped that when the children reach adulthood they will choose to make a fresh start and turn away from a life in organised crime.

Read more here.


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This is a novel idea. By allowing the children to experience normal life, the jude is hoping that they will grow up into adults who choose a healthy lifestyle.

Posted by: Tulsa Divorce Lawyer Matt Ingham | Oct 13, 2013 8:15:28 AM

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