Central Registry Due Process

View the model as adopted by the American Legislative Exchange Council. A “Central Registry of Child Abusers” should be just that—a list of people convicted of abusing a child. Instead, far too many innocent parents get included because it is way too easy to end up on that list. Parents have even gone to family…

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Fundamental Parental Rights

View the model as adopted by the American Legislative Exchange Council. The United States Supreme Court has long held that parental rights are “among thosefundamental liberty interests protected by the Fourteenth Amendment to theConstitution.” Yet, the level of respect these rights should receive, especially at the statelevel, has been left a little vague. As a…

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Confidential Reporting

View the model as adopted by the American Legislative Exchange Council. “Weaponizing the system:” That’s what we call it when someone places ananonymous call to a child abuse hotline to gain some personal advantage. Itmay be a parent in a nasty divorce situation trying to gain custody or more parentingtime by making the other parent…

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