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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 07, Number 01, Summer 2014 , pp.89-94(6)

Family & Intimate Partner Violence Quarterly

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In her second contribution to this issue, attorney Anne Perry gives a summary of a handful of cases with issues pertinent to the famous class action case, Nicholson v. Scoppetta, a decision that 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. In spite of the ruling in Nicholson, the cases summarized here make it clear that the intended purpose of that landmark decision—to place blame for domestic violence committed against mothers at the feet of the perpetrator, rather than the victims—remain far from being accomplished.

Keywords: In re Richard T.; In re Karissa NN; In re Ravern H.; In re Daniel GG.

Affiliations:  1: Contributing Editor, Domestic Violence Report.

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