Implementing a Core Reform

Jaws drop whenever we tell people that child protection workers commonly interview children in front of their alleged abusers. They say, correctly, that this would be unthinkable in other settings, for example interviewing both partners together in a domestic dispute, or an employee with a boss she has accused of sexual harassment.  

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This bill would thankfully end this practice.  

However, parents of color are understandably wary of this reform because their children have been treated more harshly (and heard differently) than white children in school and other settings.  

Less comprehensibly, a minority on both ends of the political spectrum simply can’t accept government exerting any authority inside their households, even to protect children.

Either way, addressing these parents’ concerns is important because this bill may need their support to pass.

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Rich GehrmanComment