In re D.R.

Juvenile Law Center joined National Advocates for Pregnant Women, Community Legal Services of Philadelphia, and other advocates on an amicus brief filed in the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. We argued that the proposed judicial expansion of the Child Protective Services Law to permit unreasonable searches of parents through compulsory urine drug screens during civil child welfare investigations violates both the Fourth Amendment and the Pennsylvania Constitution. We further argued that such an expansion would have a disparate impact on poorer people and people of color.