Discovering the Undiscoverable in Child Protective Proceedings: Safety Planning Conferences and the Abuse of the Right to Counsel

36 Pages Posted: 20 Jan 2006 Last revised: 9 Jul 2009

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Theresa A. Hughes

St. John's University - School of Law

Abstract

This article scrutinizes the heavy hand of petitioning child welfare agencies in child protective cases, underscoring the absence of the constitutionally and statutorily protected right to counsel at certain stages of the proceedings. Professor Hughes surveys national trends, reviews historical reasoning and offers suggestions in order to revisit basic protections for indigent parents who face the loss of a child.

Suggested Citation

Hughes, Theresa A., Discovering the Undiscoverable in Child Protective Proceedings: Safety Planning Conferences and the Abuse of the Right to Counsel. UC Davis Journal of Juvenile Law & Policy, Vol. 10, p. 429, 2006, St. John's Legal Studies Research Paper No. 06-0035, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=876975

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