Doe v Woodard

Read the brief.

Child welfare investigations inflict harm on children. That’s the emphasis of our brief to
the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit in Doe v. Woodard, a case in
which a three-year-old girl was strip-searched by a welfare investigator at her preschool
without her parent’s knowledge or consent.

The mother was not suspected of abuse, and what suspicion there was proved
unfounded. Only days after the case was closed did the mother hear the terrifying words
from her daughter: “I hope she doesn’t come to my school again, because I don’t like it
when she takes all my clothes off.”

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