CHILD PROTECTIVE SERVICES EXPERT WITNESSES

Expert Witness: E-147591
This highly qualified expert earned her BA in Forensic Psychology and her MA in Criminal Justice from John Jay College. She went on to receive her MSW from Hunter College and her MPhil and PhD in Social Welfare from the City University of New York. She is a certified field instructor and rape crisis counselor and a licensed clinical social worker. She has over 15 years of clinical and research experience in social work and has published over 12 journal articles and ...
Expert Witness: E-067353
This expert has been involved in executive, management, policy-making, and consulting in the field of social welfare since 1980. He earned his master's in Social Work from Case Western Reserve University and also has a J.D. from Cleveland-Marshall College of Law. The expert is an honorary fellow of the American Academy of Adoption Attorneys and an Editorial Board member on several social work journals. He is currently a social work professor in New York City and an ...
Expert Witness: E-095610
This expert has a BA in History, a Masters in Media Technology, a Masters in Educational Leadership, and a Doctorate in Educational Leadership from Walden University. He wrote his dissertation on the needs of foster children in rural schools and is the author of several books on foster care books. He is the director of the Foster Care Institute, and acts as a consultant to foster care agencies and legal agencies across the US, and across the globe. He writes regularly ...
Expert Witness: E-032261
This expert has 15+ years of success working with children and their families. Her expertise includes mediation, child forensic interviews, adoption, child custody evaluation, CPS investigations, and child abuse prevention. As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker she has completed hundreds of child abuse investigations covering neglect, molestation, and death. After years of public service, she now runs a nonprofit organization that prepares children for court proceedings ...
Expert Witness: E-015351
This expert specializes in child & adolescent psychoanalysis and psychiatry. He earned his MD from Washington University School of Medicine and completed fellowship training in child psychiatry at the University of Chicago. He has authored more than 120 publications in the child psychiatry and psychiatry, and has participated in more than 75 invited lectures. He is currently a clinical professor of psychiatry at a top university medical center and maintains a private ...
Expert Witness: E-009359
This highly qualified expert has 22 years of experience in Child Protective Services, Mental Health, & Addiction. She earned a PhD from Rutgers University and has a broad array of expertise including Child Welfare, Behavioral Health, Diversity issues, Institutional, and Evaluation services. She is a professor at a PA University, the Executive Directorof a social services nonprofit organization that provides mental health and substance abuse evaluations as well as ...
Expert Witness: E-007307
This expert has 10 years of experience as a litigator and more than 30 years of experience as a staff person and volunteer in agencies advocating for victims of abuse and neglect. In addition to her Juris Doctorate and Masters Degree in Human Relations, she also has a diploma from the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine Department of Pediatrics in Interdisciplinary Training in Child Abuse and Neglect. A nationally and internationally recognized expert in the area ...
Expert Witness: E-073301
This expert is a Licensed Clinical Social (LCSW) and a Diplomat Child Forensic Interviewer (DCFI). She is currently practicing at an advocacy center in VA. In this role, she coordinates the multidisciplinary team response to child sexual abuse and severe physical abuse investigations. She conducts forensic interviews and extended forensic interviews of child and adolescent alleged victims of sexual abuse, physical abuse, and witness to crimes. She has also worked at the ...

CHILD PROTECTIVE SERVICES EXPERT WITNESS CASE STUDIES

Foster Care System Fails To Remove Child From Abusive Home CHILD PROTECTIVE SERVICES Expert Case

This case involves a 14-year-old boy who was sexually abused by his foster father. The boy had been in the foster care system for a total of 8 years spent in 3 different homes. The boy did not report negative experiences at either of his first 2 homes. Aft …

Foster Parents Allegedly Suffocate Child CHILD PROTECTIVE SERVICES Expert Case

Foster Parents Allegedly Suffocate Child

…  who was allegedly suffocated by his foster parents. The child was placed into the home of a couple that had not previously fostered children. During the months leading up to the incident, caseworkers were …

Child Is Sexually Assaulted While Under Psychiatric Treatment CHILD PROTECTIVE SERVICES Expert Case

Child Is Sexually Assaulted While Under Psychiatric Treatment

…  family, she was sexually abused by one of the older foster children in the house. She was eventually removed from the house but acted out …  was ready for release. In spite of this report, Child Protective Services made no arrangements to have the child removed. The child …

Social Workers Fail To Conduct Adequate Medical Screening For At-Risk Child CHILD PROTECTIVE SERVICES Expert Case

…  case involves a child who did not receive an appropriate medical screening when taken into …  for opioids after birth. A judge promptly signed the child to the care of the state, but a comprehensive medical record was not completed before the child was entrusted to the state. The child developed an infection by age 8 and …

Catastrophic Failure of Rifle Barrel Causes Devastating Injuries CHILD PROTECTIVE SERVICES Expert Case

This case involved a plaintiff who was seriously injured when his rifle malfunctioned during a hunting trip in Texas. A few weeks before the incident in question, the plaintiff purchased a pre-owned hunting rifle from a local gun store in order to hunt dee …

Nonprofit Fails To Adequately Screen Youth Mentor Who Sexually Assaulted Minor CHILD PROTECTIVE SERVICES Expert Case

…  child welfare case takes place in Kansas and involves a minor who became a …  a single mother and an absent father. The mentor that the child was paired with routinely took the child on private outings, separate from other group members. During the course …

Child abuse expert witness opines on the sexual abuse of a minor CHILD PROTECTIVE SERVICES Expert Case

…  child abuse and child welfare expert witness opines on the sexual abuse of a minor who was …  family home life. She had spent the majority of her childhood in and out of foster care homes due to her parents’ chronic drug …

Child Abused and Starved After Being Placed With Uncle CHILD PROTECTIVE SERVICES Expert Case

Child Abused and Starved After Being Placed With Uncle

…  case involves the welfare of a child who was taken by Child Protective Services. During a hearing, the court removed the child, who was seven at the …