311,000 children entered the foster care system in 2005; 15% (46,954)
were under the age of one; 901 youth were between the ages of 18-20.
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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