Commentary: Monroe County erred in turning down grant

January 24, 2018

Michele Cortese, Executive Director at CFR, provided comments to The Daily Record on how Monroe County turned down a $2.6 million grant. Here is an excerpt from the article:

“The suggestion by county officials that attorneys and social workers helping parents “early on” would lead to child intimidation and prevent caseworkers from monitoring families is blatantly untrue. Even when a parent has an attorney, caseworkers have the legal authority to take a child at risk, day or night. Attorneys cannot ethically interfere with a lawful investigation by intimidating anyone.”

Read the full article here.