Backfire: When Reporting Domestic Violence Means You Get Investigated for Child Abuse
March 1, 2021
As part of The New School Center for New York City Affairs, Child Welfare Watch interviewed and quoted Maura Keating, Director of Litigation at CFR, in an article entitled, “Backfire: When Reporting Domestic Violence Means You Get Investigated for Child Abuse”. Here is one of Maura’s quotes from the article:
“Lawyers who represent parents in New York City Family Courts often argue that ACS practices would not be tolerated in communities with money or political influence. “It’s a one-size-fits-all, bullying approach,” says Maura Keating, the director of litigation at Center for Family Representation, which defends thousands of parents each year. “We tell families they have rights, but that goes out the window when your kids are trying to sleep and there’s someone from ACS banging on the door late at night, tearing through your closet, looking for evidence that a man is there.” ”
Read the full article here.