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ACS Routinely Violates NYC Families’ Rights During Child Welfare Investigations: Lawsuit

2024-02-26T15:53:37-05:00February 26th, 2024|FJLC News, News|

NY Daily News

“ACS has been operating for decades with a no harm, no foul mentality. That when they conduct an investigation, and the caseworkers don’t find anything concerning, ‘Well, we did our job,'” said David Shalleck-Klein, an attorney for the plaintiffs and the founder and executive director of the Family Justice Law Center [part of our 2022-2024 Social Justice Accelerator cohort]. “What families that have been impacted have been saying — for years now — is that there is harm, and there is foul.”

Mother Files Lawsuit Against New York Hospital, Fights To Bring Her Baby Home

2024-02-26T15:50:05-05:00February 26th, 2024|FJLC News, News|

19th News

“They are abused by their partners, and then they are abused by the system which is supposed to help them.” - David Shalleck-Klein, executive director and founder of the Family Justice Law Center [part of our 2022-2024 Social Justice Accelerator cohort].

Legal News Roundup: Lawsuit Over ACS Practices

2024-02-26T15:56:36-05:00February 22nd, 2024|FJLC News, News|

WNYC

David Shalleck-Klein, founder and executive director of the Family Justice Law Center at the Urban Justice Center, discusses the class-action lawsuit charging the Administration for Children’s Services (ACS) uses coercion, traumatizing families, and is joined by Shalonda Curtis-Hackett, a plaintiff in the lawsuit.

Class-action Lawsuit Filed Against City’s Administration For Children’s Services

2024-02-26T15:45:47-05:00February 21st, 2024|FJLC News, News|

Spectrum News

Shalonda Curtis-Hackett, one of the named plaintiffs, and David Shalleck-Klein, executive director and founder of Family Justice Law Center [part of UJC's Social Justice Accelerator '24 cohort] joined NY1 political anchor Errol Louis on “Inside City Hall” Wednesday to discuss the suit.

Parents Are Suing New York City Over Coercive, Traumatizing Home Searches

2024-02-26T15:41:02-05:00February 21st, 2024|FJLC News, News|

Mother Jones

"Parents are left humiliated and “unable to protect their children in their own homes,” says David Shalleck-Klein, executive director of the Family Justice Law Center [part of our 2022-2024 Social Justice Accelerator cohort]...He noted that ACS should be able to search families’ homes—but only when they follow legal procedures."

NYC Child Welfare Investigators Coerce, Traumatize Families, Class-action Lawsuit Claims

2024-02-26T15:33:37-05:00February 21st, 2024|FJLC News, News|

Gothamist

“ACS leaves in their wake real fear, real trauma, and real consequences that need to be accounted for,” said David Shalleck-Klein, an attorney for the nine families bringing the suit and the founder and director of the Family Justice Law Center [part of our 2022-2024 Social Justice Accelerator cohort]."

NYC Parents Sue City’s Child Welfare Agency For Intrusive, Distressing And Degrading’ Search Practices

2024-02-26T15:38:06-05:00February 20th, 2024|FJLC News, News|

Courthouse News

"The plaintiffs are seeking damages on claims of Fourth Amendment unreasonable search violations. They’re being represented by David Shalleck-Klein of the Family Justice Law Center [part of our 2022-2024 Social Justice Accelerator cohort]."

NYC Child Protection Agency Uses ‘Coercive Tactics’ To Bully Parents Into Allowing Warrantless Searches

2024-02-26T15:31:15-05:00February 20th, 2024|FJLC News, News|

Reason

"According to the lawsuit, which was filed on Tuesday [by the Family Justice Law Center, part of our 2022-2024 Social Justice Accelerator cohort), ACS employs a widespread policy of coercing families under investigation to allow case workers into their homes."

Child Abuse Investigators Traumatize Families, Lawsuit Charges

2024-02-21T10:11:04-05:00February 20th, 2024|FJLC News, News|

NY Times

"Ms. Gould, 35, and the other plaintiffs are represented by the Family Justice Law Center, an organization dedicated to preventing unnecessary family separation. Its executive director, David Shalleck-Klein, said that the suit was not meant to stop A.C.S. investigations altogether, but to focus on illegal searches."