This chapter provides a brief overview of federal statutes that impact the practice of child welfare law. Since the enactment of the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act in 1974 (CAPTA), the federal government has played an ever increasing role in handling child maltreatment cases.
Publication Information & Recommended Citation
Vandervort, Frank E. "Federal Child Welfare Legislation." In Child Welfare Law and Practice: Representing Children, Parents, and State Agencies in Abuse, Neglect, and Dependency Cases. 2nd ed., by National Association of Counsel for Children; edited by D. N. Duquette and A. M. Haralmabie, 199-230. Denver: Bradford Pub. Co., 2010.