On April 11, Emancipate NC Investigator Margaux Lander and attorneys Christine Umeh and Kaushiki Chowdhury presented about parents’ Fourth and Fifth Amendment rights at the ABA Parent Defense Conference. 

Every day, parents’ constitutional rights are violated in CPS investigations. CPS enters homes and extracts confessions without letting people know their constitutional rights. This multidisciplinary panel discussed the challenges faced by parents who are interrogated and searched by Child Protective Service caseworkers and how attorneys can aggressively enforce rights. 

The presentation, Intersecting the 4th Amendment, 5th Amendment, and Miranda Jurisprudence in CPS Investigatory Practices, was a call to action and discussion about litigating 4th and 5th Amendment issues in the family regulation context. 

Check out an article about the Fourth Amendment in the CPS context