Judicial Oversight Over the Interstate Placement of Foster Children: The Missing Element in Current Efforts to Reform the Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children

Posted: 25 Jun 2010  

Vivek S. Sankaran

University of Michigan at Ann Arbor Law School

Date Written: 2009

Abstract

This article argues that current efforts to reform the Compact are flawed because they lack an essential element: judicial oversight of agency decision-making. The first section explores the important role that juvenile court judges play in making placement decisions for foster children. Next, an examination of the current problems in the interstate placement process demonstrates the vital need for judicial oversight of the system. Finally, a specific proposal is put forth on how best to incorporate judicial oversight without interfering with the sovereignty of states.

Keywords: Foster Care, Child Abuse and Neglect, Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children

Suggested Citation

Sankaran, Vivek S., Judicial Oversight Over the Interstate Placement of Foster Children: The Missing Element in Current Efforts to Reform the Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children (2009). Capital University Law Review, Vol. 38, p. 385, 2009. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1630358

Vivek S. Sankaran (Contact Author)

University of Michigan at Ann Arbor Law School ( email )

625 South State Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1215
United States

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