In 1993, kinship providers cared for 33% of the foster children in New York, 40% of foster children in California and 50% of foster children in Illinois.
Child Protective Services
And The Juvenile Justice System
A guide to protect the constitutional rights of both parents and children.
The U.S. Supreme Court has consistently protected parental rights, including it among those rights deemed fundamental. As a fundamental right, parental liberty is to be protected by the highest standard of review: the compelling interest test.
As can be seen from the cases described above, parental rights have reached their highest level of protection in over 75 years. The Court decisively confirmed these rights in the recent case of Troxel v. Granville, which should serve to maintain and protect parental rights for many years to come.
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