Anticipatory neglect—Protecting children or going too far?
It is well-established law that parents have a fundamental constitutional right to the care, custody and control of their children, and this right is given great deference and protection by our laws. However, in the context of child abuse and neglect, this right is subject to termination.
Case law update
A list of recent cases affecting child law practitioners.
Helpful changes to the Probate Act
The amendments to the Probate Act, which become effective early next year, will provide definitive answers for practitioners and will protect the rights of parents and the best interests of minor children.
National report highlights Redeploy Illinois
A recently released research brief highlights Redeploy Illinois as a key example of a successful state program to reduce juvenile justice spending without compromising public safety.
Putative Father Registry—A primer
The Putative Father Registry (“PFR”) was established by the Illinois Legislature as part of broad changes that were made to the Illinois Adoption Act in 1994.
Spotlight on community services: Rainbows
The first article in a series that will highlight community organizations providing services to children above and beyond what's considered traditional.
Victim-offender mediation: An alternative
During Victim-offender mediation, the victim has an opportunity to confront the offender and explain to the offender the effect of the crime on the victim’s life. The offender gets to see first-hand the effect of his actions on another person and to take responsibility for what he has done.