NY Limits Access to Parents’ Names on Child Abuse And Neglect Registry
April 3, 2020
Hope Newton, Parent Advocate at CFR, is quoted in a recent article by The Imprint entitled, “New York Limits Access to Parents’ Names on Child Abuse And Neglect Registry.” Here is an excerpt from the article:
“When I was younger I wanted to be a guidance counselor for middle school students, but I couldn’t go in because I knew I had this history,” said Hope Lyzette Newton, who once had her name on the register.
Newton, whose name was removed three years ago, hopes others like her will now be better able to provide for their children and move forward with their lives.
“The feeling is exhilarating. I got the call that my name was going to be removed the day my daughter graduated from college,” said Newton, who is now a peer advocate for accused parents, with the legal aid firm Center for Family Representation. “It was a wonderful day. There wasn’t anything that could hold me back anymore.”
Read the full article here.