University of Michigan Law School
Civil Rights Litigation Clearinghouse
Title "Bates v. McDonald"
Author National Center for Youth Law
External Link https://youthlaw.org/case/bates-v-mcdonald/
Abstract Plaintiffs challenged the practice of the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) of routinely limiting visits between foster children and their parents to one hour per month. Plaintiffs also challenged DCFS’s practice of having social workers supervise all visits, and its failure to provide parents with an opportunity for notice and a hearing to challenge visitation restrictions. Plaintiffs claimed that these practices prevented parents from maintaining close relationships with their children, hindered their efforts to reunite their families, and violated their rights under Title IV-E and the Constitution.
Source National Center for Youth Law


This Resource Relates To
case Bates v. Johnson (CW-IL-0005)

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