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Legal Aid expresses concern about the “Jacks-Fogle Family Preservation Case Coordination Act of 2009”
Last week, I testified expressing substantial concerns regarding a bill proposed by the Administration, captioned the “Jacks-Fogle Family Preservation Case Coordination Act of 2009.” Although we very much support what we presume to be the goals of the proposed legislation – preventing unnecessary tragedies to our most vulnerable residents – Legal Aid joins much of the advocacy community in strongly opposing the bill as currently drafted. The bill is overly broad, causes significant privacy concerns, and comes with a hefty price tag – at the same time the Administration is threatening drastic cuts to the social safety net.
For more information, see the attached testimony.