Child Protection

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Are We Doing Enough to Protect Our Children from Domestic Violence?

Child abuse and neglect co-exist with the battering of the mother with alarming frequency. Children’s advocates agree that a sound response to the complex realities of child protection and domestic violence should include: (1) full implementation of an array of preventive services, plus community-based initiatives that genuinely address the need for protection of woman and children, and (2) intensive, case-by-case assessment of risk to children, as opposed to a blanket bias in one direction or another, as the primary determinant of whether to remove children from the home.

For further inquiries please contact: The Children’s Aid Society Office of Public Policy and Client Advocacy (212) 358-8930