610-816-6366
Share

Child Custody

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Pennsylvania County Revisits Crackdown on Child Custody for Addicts


Q: Does drug addiction mean automatic loss of child custody?

A Pennsylvania county has taken a ground-breaking approach to handling child custody cases where a custodial parent is abusing or addicted to opioids or other drugs.

Drug addiction and child abuse reporting laws have combined to become a perfect storm for an already overloaded national foster care system in desperate need of more foster parents.

With opioid addiction becoming a national epidemic and states, including Pennsylvania, requiring those who work closely with children to be "mandatory reporters" of any suspected incidents of child abuse-- often within 24 hours of witnessing the suspected abuse incident or evidence-- the traditional knee-jerk reaction of immediately removing children from the substance abusing parent and placing them into foster care may no longer be feasible.
Read more . . .


Archived Posts

2017
2016



© 2017 Law Office of Gary R. Swavely, Jr. | Disclaimer
38 N 6th Street, Reading, PA 19601
| Phone: 610.816.6366

Family Law | Civil Litigation | Real Estate | Business Law | Estate Planning & Probate | Personal Injury | About Us

Law Firm Website Design by
Amicus Creative


© Law Office of Gary R. Swavely, Jr. | Disclaimer | Law Firm Website Design by Zola Creative