CL: The Limits of Protection - Can Mayor’s Push Reduce Child Abuse Deaths?

Family Defense Practice Director Lauren Shapiro is quoted in the first article of a three part series by City Limits examining the challenges faced by child-protective services—and the families whom they investigate—in New York City and elsewhere.

The first article examines the death of children within the child welfare system through the lens of increased media scrutiny, which Ms Shapiro decries as a bad impetus for the conduct of public policy: "It is unfortunate that the new administration started with so many media stories about child deaths, but we don't believe that child welfare policy should be developed in response to media stories."

Read the full article here.