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Findings of Child Neglect in New York Due to Domestic Violence After Nicholson v. Scoppetta  

Author:  Anne L.  Perry, Esq. .

Source: Volume 11, Number 02, December/January 2006 , pp.17-19(3)

Domestic Violence Report

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Following the landmark class action decision in Nicholson v. Scoppetta, 820 N.E.2d 840, 787 N.Y.S.2d 196 (2004), New York courts have revisited a number of child neglect adjudications based on domestic violence in the presence of the children. The Nicholson decision held that a domestic violence victim may not be charged with child neglect solely on the grounds that the child has been exposed to the violence against the mother.

Keywords: In re Richard T; In re Karissa NN; In re Taisha R; In re Ravern H; In re Daniel HH; D.R. v. Dep’t of Children and Family Services

Affiliations:  1: Associate Editor of DVR.

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