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The Long-Term Effects of Child Abuse

Every child needs a safe environment, and child abuse can leave lasting damage on victims. Child abuse takes many forms, and all types of child abuse have the potential to permanently damage victims. It’s crucial to understand how serious the effects of child abuse are and to know what to look for if you believe … Continued

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How Does Child Protective Services Work?

Child Protective Services (CPS) is a federal agency responsible for investigating claims of child abuse, neglect, or endangerment. When CPS is called or receives a tipoff, they’ll decide whether or not to launch an investigation. An encounter with CPS can be extremely stressful and even terrifying to innocent parents. When CPS shows up at your … Continued

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Common Reasons for Child Abuse Allegations

Child abuse in any form is a horrendous crime and because of that, even if the claimant doesn’t have a watertight case, a jury is far more likely to rule against a possible abuser than in support of one without a solid defense. Many child abuse claims turn out to be false after thorough and … Continued

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The Credibility of Children Testifying About Abuse

In child abuse cases, children involved as either victims or witnesses must testify in court, and those testimonies are often crucial to the case’s resolution. In any other legal matter, the victim’s side of the story is an obviously crucial component of the trial proceedings. However, children are largely considered less emotionally stable and more … Continued

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What’s the CACI?

The Child Abuse Central Index, also called the CACI, is a publicly-accessible database housing the information of known convicted child abusers. Typically, registration on the CACI is permanent. It also lists individuals suspected of emotional abuse or neglect, physical abuse or neglect, or sexual abuse or neglect of an underage person. This list is to … Continued

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DUI and Child Endangerment Charges in California

DUI, or driving under the influence, is a serious offense that not only puts the intoxicated driver’s life at risk, but also the lives of his or her passengers and everyone else on the road. Drunk driving with children in your car is an even more egregious offense. The importance of refraining from driving under … Continued

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Domestic Violence Doesn’t Just Happen to Women

One perpetuating myth about domestic violence is that women are the only victims. This common misconception is damaging in a variety of ways. It can discourage male victims of domestic abuse from speaking out and trivialize their suffering. While statistically women are victims of domestic abuse more often than men, this should not diminish the … Continued

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