Family Law Prof Blog

Editor: Margaret Ryznar
Indiana University
Robert H. McKinney School of Law

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Child Abuse & Child Custody

From SF Gate:

A month after a toddler suffered severe head trauma and died, state senators ended a second committee meeting Wednesday to review laws protecting children from abuse and heard testimony that changing the laws might not address the problem.

Chief Administrative Judge Amy Davenport said some judges don't think custody issues in child abuse cases can be solved by legislation. She described for the committee how judges decide temporary care issues and use kinship in making decisions.

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