Checklist: Advocating for the Constitutional Rights of Nonresident Fathers (Portion in Chapter 1 of Advocating for Nonresident Fathers in Child Welfare Court Cases).

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Sankaran, Vivek S.
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ABA Center on Children and the Law.
National Quality Improvement Center on Non-Resident Fathers and the Child Welfare System.
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Designed to assist advocates for nonresident fathers in child welfare cases, this checklist provides tips for advocating for the constitutional rights of nonresident fathers. Strategies for advocates are explained and include: determine if a client has a constitutionally protected interest in his child, file necessary pleadings to safeguard a client's constitutional rights, and understand the interplay between State law and constitutional rights.

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