CAP has played a major leadership role in domestic child welfare reform promoting better protection for children against maltreatment, including early prevention and support policies, and opposing popular child welfare “reform” movements that we believe are contrary to children’s best interests. To read more about CAP’s challenge to the Differential Response Movement, click here. For specifics on our challenge to the Racial Disproportionality Movement, click here. To learn about CAP’s most recent work related to homeschooling, click here.
Conferences and Workshops
The topics of CAP’s domestic child welfare conferences and workshops have included prevention and protection, race and child welfare, and parental substance abuse and child maltreatment. To read more about each of these past events, click here.
Elizabeth Bartholet, Morris Wasserstein Public Interest Professor of Law, Emeritus, and CAP Assistant Director, Crisanne Hazen have signed in support of a number of Amicus Briefs related to domestic child welfare reform. The most recent briefs are listed here:
- Support for Petition of Certiorari in South Carolina Department of Social Services v. Smith, Appellate Case No. 2017-000784, May 8, 2017
- Juvenile Law Center amicus brief for Tinsley v. McKay (also known as B.K. v. McKay), Case 17-17501 & 17-17502 in the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, July 6, 2018
- Support for Defendants-Appellees Brief of Amici Curiae in Sharonell Fulton, et al., v. City Of Philadelphia, et al., No. 18-2574, in the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, October 4, 2018
- Children’s Rights amicus brief in Fulton v. City of Philadelphia, No. 19-123, in the United States Supreme Court, August 20, 2020.
Click here for a list of Prof. Bartholet’s publications including her work on homeschooling and descriptions of CAP’s earlier work in domestic child welfare such as a response to the Donaldson Institute’s call to amend MEPA and its first Amicus Brief filed.
Speaking Events, Interviews and Other Media
Elizabeth Bartholet, Morris Wasserstein Public Interest Professor of Law, Emeritus, participated in a debate hosted by the CATO Institute on June 15, 2020, titled, “Homeschooling: Protecting Freedom, Protecting Children.” A recording of the live-streamed event is available here on CATO’s website. Following the discussion Bartholet published a written statement based on the notes from her opening remarks to the debate.