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July 15, 1998 | Policy Guidance, Practice Guidance

Confidentiality & Information Sharing Issues For DV Advocates Working With Child Protection and Juvenile Court Systems


Attorney Jill Davis

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For advocates to be effective, they need to what to do with information, when to share it, how to share it, and with whom to share it. This paper uses the phrase “information sharing” to describe the range of information-related issues advocates face when working with CPS and Juvenile Court. Protecting battered women’s and children’s privacy, supporting a woman’s right to control information about her family, asserting confidentiality and other legal protections, and meeting mandated  reporting requirements are all part of the broad category of “information sharing” issues.