NYBSA: BROOKLYN FAMILY DEFENSE LAWYERS PARTNER WITH LAW FIRMS TO ADVANCE DUE PROCESS RIGHTS OF LOW INCOME FAMILIES

In law school, students are taught that the United States Constitution protects the fundamental liberty right of parents to make decisions about their children without unnecessary interference from the State. The United States Supreme Court has repeatedly upheld this basic constitutional principle. But respect for this fundamental right is shockingly absent in the child welfare and family court systems in New York City, which disproportionately affect families who are poor and Black or Latina. Remedying this injustice is at the core of the Brooklyn Family Defense Project’s (BFDP) mission.

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