Resource: Olivia Y. v. Barbour

By: Children’s Rights

July 6, 2012

Children’s Rights

Children’s Rights, along with co-counsel Bradley, Arant, Rose & White, Stephen Leech and Loeb & Loeb, brought this case against the Governor of Mississippi, the Executive Director of the Mississippi Department of Human Services and the Director of the Mississippi Division of Family and Children’s Services (DFCS) on behalf of all Mississippi children in the legal custody of DFCS and all children known to the Division as a result of a report of abuse or neglect. The Amended Complaint alleges violations of the state’s statutory obligations to protect abused and neglected children and of the children’s constitutional due process rights.