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    Filed at 4:39 pm under by dcobranchi

    OK, it’s really called the “Keeping Families and Children Safe Act of 2003.” President Bush signed into law a bill to protect families from overzealous social workers. There are three main provisions to the new law

    First, social workers will now be required to tell families the nature of the accusations against them at their first contact. With this information, families will be able to legally challenge the social worker and demand that a warrant be obtained before interviews or investigations are conducted. Since warrants can only issue from a judge on the basis of probable cause, overzealous cases can now be efficiently weeded out.

    The second provision will require that social workers be provided with additional training in the constitutional rights of citizens. Social workers will be advised that the Constitution protects citizens against unreasonable searches and seizures. The third pertains to citizen advisory boards which can hear complaints against overly aggressive social workers.

    Sounds good to me.

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