Legal protection for youngest drug victims: The presumption of neglect

The broad policy of the Child in Need of Assistance (CINA) subtitle is to ensure that juvenile courts and local departments of social services exercise authority to protect and advance a child’s best interests when court intervention is required. See CJP §§ 3-801and 3-802. Infants, particularly those exposed to illicit substances at birth, are extremely vulnerable because of their inability ...

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