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Florida Earns “F” for Protecting Legal Rights of Neglected, Abused Kids

May 24th, 2012   No Comments   Abuse, Advocacy

If this were a child earning the grade, authorities and parents would be enraged. Instead, the national study from national child advocacy organizations First Star and the Children’s Advocacy Institute at the University of San Diego School of Law gave Florida a failing grade for the legal rights Florida provides for affords abused and neglected children.

According to the News Service of Florida, national study – A Child’s Right to Counsel: A National Report Card on Legal Representation for Abused and Neglected Children – graded each state and the District of Columbia on how well they protect the legal rights of abused and neglected children in dependency court.

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