Members of the public have reported receiving calls, reportedly from the Judicial Branch of the Public Defender’s office, indicating that their loved one is in jail and they need to immediately send cash or provide a credit card number for bail. These calls are scams, so please do not send cash or provide your credit card number or any other personal information. A public defender would never call and ask for money or credit card information. If you receive such a call, contact the State Police in your state.


Child Protection Casebook
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The Child Protection Casebook is a compendium of all the Supreme and Appellate Court child protection decisions. This project was made possible by a grant from the Court Improvement Project (CIP). The purpose of the Casebook is to provide access to child protection caselaw in order to increase awareness and understanding of child protection law that affects the rights of children and their families among the bar, case workers, court professionals, and the judiciary.
It is suggested that you save the Adobe PDF file to your system for continued reference:
The addition of hyperlinks in the Table of Contents allows you to click on the topic. This will bring you to the beginning of the case summaries under the pertinent topic.  For example, if the reader is perusing the Table of Contents and would like to review the cases included under “Abandonment”, the reader would click on that link in the Table of Content and the Casebook opens to the Abandonment section.