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.
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.
CAP Faculty Director, Elizabeth Bartholet, and 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 Juvenile Law Center Brief of Amici Curiae in Tyson Timbs and a 2012 Land Rover LR2 v. State of Indiana, No. 17-1091, in the United States Supreme Court, September 11, 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
- Support for Respondent, Lee Boyd Malvo, in the Juvenile Law Center et al.’s Brief of Amici Curiae in Randall Mathena, Warden, v. Lee Boyd Malvo, United States Supreme Court, August 27, 2019.
Click here for a list of Prof. Bartholet’s publications with 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.