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Over one-third of all children in the United States are reported to a state Child Protective Services agency at some point before they reach age 18. This broad system’s flaws have received increasing attention in recent years; a major movement has sprung considering abolishing the system entirely. This event, cosponsored by the Stanford Law & Policy Review, ACS, and Youth & Education Advocates, brings together policymakers, practitioners, and academics to discuss the future of child protection law in the United States. The event focuses on how–and whether–to address problems of indeterminacy and bias that permeate the system. A panel will discuss these issues, jumpstarted by Professor Joshua Gupta-Kagan’s article on the subject being published this year in the Stanford Law & Policy Review.
The panelists are all practitioners and scholars in child protection law, including Angie Schwartz, Deputy Director of the Children and Family Services Division at California Department of Social Services; former Superior Court judge Leonard Edwards; Professor Kagan; Zabrina Aleguire; and Professor Michael Wald. Dinner will follow in Crocker Garden.