Antony Barone Kolenc
In recent months, we have discussed ifferent;aspects;of;your;family’s privacy;rights,;using;a;hypothetical scenario;based;on;real-life;events—
with police escort, demanding access to
kind of complaint.
Fourth Amendment against unreason-able;searches;of;your;home.;In;this;final
The CPS Dilemma
Most child protective services (CPS)
workers are decent and professional
people, desiring to protect children from
abuse and neglect. When investigating
ger or living under abusive conditions.
tem has sometimes failed to safeguard
children from serious harm inflicted
by family members. Even worse, they
recognize that CPS workers could have
Interview or Seizure?
require CPS workers to conduct interviews with potential victims of child abuse.
For instance, Florida is not unusual in re-quiring;that;“protective;investigations”;in-clude;a;mandatory;“face-to-face;interview
with the child, other siblings, parents, and
other adults in the household and an on-site;assessment;of;the;child’s;residence.”
The social worker investigating an abuse
and the complaint unsubstantiated.