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APSAC Files Friend of the Court Brief in Joseph H. v. State of California

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APSAC filed a friend of the court brief requesting that the U.S. Supreme Court decide whether a traumatized ten-year old child is able to waive his rights to remain silent and get a lawyer when arrested for murder. Frank Vandervort, APSAC President and a Clinical Professor of Law at the University of Michigan Law School […]

Citing APSAC, Utah AG Tells State Supreme Court Hitting Children with a Belt is Abuse

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The Utah Attorney General’s Office has filed a brief with the State’s Supreme in an appeal from a trial court’s finding that hitting a child with a belt is harmful to children and therefore constitutes child abuse. The AG cited APSAC’s 2016 Position Statement: Corporal Punishment of Children as support for its argument that hitting […]

APSAC Files Amicus Brief in Wollschlaeger v. Governor of Glorida

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An amicus brief was filed on behalf of APSAC in the case of Wollschlaeger v. Governor of Florida. The case in which a state law prohibiting pediatricians/medical doctors from discussing with patients whether there are guns in the child’s home and whether, if they are, they are stored safely. Read the brief and the motion. […]

APASC Signs on to Joint Letter Against Decriminalization of Teacher/Student Sexual Abuse

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Last Friday, the Washington Post ran a controversial opinion piece written by a former attorney named Betsy Karasik. In the piece, Ms. Karasik argued that some incidents of sexual activity should not be considered a criminal act. As a reaction to this column, MaleSurvivor Executive Director Christopher Anderson collaborated with APSAC and other partners to […]

APSAC Supports NPEIV Application for 2011 SMART Grant.

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Today, APSAC issued a letter to the U.S. Department of Justice in support of the National Partnership to End Interpersonal Violence (NPEIV) application for the SMART 2011 Grant on Comprehensive Approaches to Sex Offender Management Training and Technical Assistance Program. Read the full letter of support here.