This presentation was recorded May 5, 2022. In 2020, New York enacted some significant reforms of the laws governing the State Central Register of Child Abuse and Maltreatment that went into effect several months ago in early 2022. Professor Christine Gottlieb, Co-Director of the New York University School of Law’s Family Defense Clinic, will join us to provide an overview of these changes and their intended impact on families, particularly Black and Latinx families and other marginalized communities most harmed by child welfare policies. This program will address the new heightened evidentiary standard for indicated Register reports, changes in consolidation of reports, sealing of reports, amending and challenging reports at Fair Hearing, mandated training for CPS staff, notices and more. Finally, Prof. Gottlieb will discuss recent impact litigation efforts aimed at guaranteeing the right to counsel for parents challenging indicated reports.
Presenter: Professor Christine Gottlieb, Co-Director of the New York University School of Law’s Family Defense Clinic
Materials: PowerPoint and Article