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Message ID: 10332
Date: 2018-02-01

Author:Coupet, Sacha

Subject:RE: The Boston Globe: CAPTA Reviewers

Although it may need updating, below is a link to a report from the child advocacy organization, First Star, (“A Child’s Right to Counsel” possibly 2012?) outlining how states address child representation in court. http://www.firststar.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/First-Star-Third-Edition-A-Childs-Right-To-Counsel.pdf Regards, Sacha From: bounce-122250342-72569104@list.cornell.edu [mailto:bounce-122250342-72569104@list.cornell.edu] On Behalf Of Camille Cooper Sent: Thursday, February 01, 2018 8:52 AM To: Child Maltreatment Researchers ; emily.palmer@globe.com Subject: Re: The Boston Globe: CAPTA Reviewers Hi Emily, Regards to 3). I am not sure of the current status but I would look into which states have guardian ad litem loopholes. In other words, last time I checked, half of US states could have a lay person represent a child in court. A serious due process issue since these people, sometimes volunteers, can not file appeals, cross examine witnesses or submit evidence. If you're looking at Gal/ CAPTA issues, I think this would be important to include. Camille Cooper Director Government Affairs The National Association to PROTECT Children & PROTECT www.protect.org 828-318-6382 On Jan 31, 2018, at 4:19 PM, Palmer, Emily > wrote: Hi, The Boston Globe is working on a story regarding the challenges of state compliance with the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA). This summer we sent a survey to every state's child welfare agency (+DC). The survey included a comprehensive list of 78 CAPTA-related questions separated into sections. The five areas of CAPTA we're looking at are: 1) Implementation of Plans of safe care 2) Implementation of differential response 3) Both a written plan for when and how guardians ad litem interact with children in the court system (are they there for the entire length of the case or just sometimes, is anyone actually appointed at all) as well as if this is happening in reality. Appointments and training are also of interest to me. 4) The collection and dissemination of child death data 5) The existence of an administrative appeals process for those accused of abuse and neglect if a central registry of abusers exists in the state Many states have responded to the survey sent in August and some have not. We now need to get answers to the survey for the states that have not responded (which we will then hand to the unresponsive states for review) and to check the answers in the surveys for the states who have already responded. Multiple eyes will be on all of these surveys, so the answers don't rely just on one person. We're looking for people who have general experience in a particular state or specific experience in one of the provisions for a particular state(s). If you're interested in helping out, please email me at: emily.palmer@globe.com , so I can send you a copy of the survey, as well as the information we have pertaining to your area of expertise. Thanks so much. Emily Palmer The Boston Globe Spotlight Fellow emily.palmer@globe.com 919.601.7282 (cell)

Although it may need updating, below is a link to a report from the child advocacy organization, First Star, (“A Child’s Right to Counsel” possibly 2012?) outlining how states address child representation in court. http://www.firststar.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/First-Star-Third-Edition-A-Childs-Right-To-Counsel.pdf Regards, Sacha From: bounce-122250342-72569104list.cornell.edu [mailto:bounce-122250342-72569104list.cornell.edu] On Behalf Of Camille Cooper Sent: Thursday, February 01, 2018 8:52 AM To: Child Maltreatment Researchers ; emily.palmerglobe.com Subject: Re: The Boston Globe: CAPTA Reviewers Hi Emily, Regards to 3). I am not sure of the current status but I would look into which states have guardian ad litem loopholes. In other words, last time I checked, half of US states could have a lay person represent a child in court. A serious due process issue since these people, sometimes volunteers, can not file appeals, cross examine witnesses or submit evidence. If you're looking at Gal/ CAPTA issues, I think this would be important to include. Camille Cooper Director Government Affairs The National Association to PROTECT Children & PROTECT www.protect.org 828-318-6382 On Jan 31, 2018, at 4:19 PM, Palmer, Emily > wrote: Hi, The Boston Globe is working on a story regarding the challenges of state compliance with the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA). This summer we sent a survey to every state's child welfare agency (+DC). The survey included a comprehensive list of 78 CAPTA-related questions separated into sections. The five areas of CAPTA we're looking at are: 1) Implementation of Plans of safe care 2) Implementation of differential response 3) Both a written plan for when and how guardians ad litem interact with children in the court system (are they there for the entire length of the case or just sometimes, is anyone actually appointed at all) as well as if this is happening in reality. Appointments and training are also of interest to me. 4) The collection and dissemination of child death data 5) The existence of an administrative appeals process for those accused of abuse and neglect if a central registry of abusers exists in the state Many states have responded to the survey sent in August and some have not. We now need to get answers to the survey for the states that have not responded (which we will then hand to the unresponsive states for review) and to check the answers in the surveys for the states who have already responded. Multiple eyes will be on all of these surveys, so the answers don't rely just on one person. We're looking for people who have general experience in a particular state or specific experience in one of the provisions for a particular state(s). If you're interested in helping out, please email me at: emily.palmerglobe.com , so I can send you a copy of the survey, as well as the information we have pertaining to your area of expertise. Thanks so much. Emily Palmer The Boston Globe Spotlight Fellow emily.palmerglobe.com 919.601.7282 (cell)