Articles From Diane L. Redleaf

When can parents leave their children alone? By Diane L. Redleaf & Angela Peters Child Law, December 2015 The current law and policy on the question of what constitutes “inadequate supervision” is, quite frankly, a mess. In Illinois, there are at least four different legal standards at play in Illinois’ intersecting criminal, juvenile court and governing child welfare reporting and investigations law.
When can parents leave their children alone? By Diane L. Redleaf & Angela Peters Family Law, November 2015 The current law and policy on the question of what constitutes “inadequate supervision” is, quite frankly, a mess. In Illinois, there are at least four different legal standards at play in Illinois’ intersecting criminal, juvenile court and governing child welfare reporting and investigations law.
Advocates regroup in aftermath of Supreme Court denial of review in case that leaves families defenseless and without due process By Diane L. Redleaf Human Rights, November 2008 It seems like Due Process 101: the State cannot deprive an individual of liberty without any basis and without providing a process by which the deprivation can be challenged.
Class action challenging unconstitutional DCFS practices concludes after 11 years By Diane L. Redleaf & Angela Peters Women and the Law, October 2008 In 1997, a class of parents and child-serving professionals filed a lawsuit against the Department of Children and Family Services, seeking extensive reform of DCFS investigations, based on violations of due process.
Supreme Court denies review in case that leaves families defenseless and without due process By Diane L. Redleaf Family Law, September 2008 It seems like Due Process 101: the State cannot deprive an individual of liberty without any basis and without providing a process by which the deprivation can be challenged.

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