The New Jersey Exit, with Christine Norbut Beyer
On this week’s episode we discuss another “Family Miranda” bill becoming law, this time in Arizona; a case against caseworkers headed to verdict; and a damning statement on “Shaken Baby Syndrome.”
Christine Norbut Beyer, commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Children and Families, joins to discuss her state’s exit of court oversight after many years, how the system has changed since her early career as a social worker, and her thoughts on Miranda-style warnings for parents at the point of investigation.
Christine Norbut Beyer has been commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Children and Families since 2018. She was with the state’s Department of Human Services when the child welfare division was elevated, and helped to transition staff and build the new agency’s identity. Beyer has also served as senior director and strategic consultant at Casey Family Programs,
Hobbs Announces 15-Year Low of Arizona Children in Foster Care, Signs New Bill
Prosecuting Caseworkers for Child Fatalities, Take Two
Leaders Fear Dangerous Precedent As Homicide Case against Caseworkers Continues
DCFS workers on trial over AJ Freund’s death won’t testify; defense rests without calling witnesses
Appeals court agrees shaken baby syndrome is ‘junk science’ in some cases
He’s Facing Execution For His Daughter’s Death. Now, Science Suggests It Was An Accident.
Discredited Shaken Baby Science Sent This Father to Jail for 15 Years. His Ordeal Could End This Week
After 15 years in Prison, Freedom for California Man After Judge Overturns Shaken Baby Conviction
Report Documents the Critical Elements of Protecting Alaska Native Children — Connections to Culture and the Environment
Rebuilding Family After Foster Care
Three Brothers, Three Paths Out of Foster Care
Florida’s Baker Act Has Seized Kids & Adults for Forced Mental Health Holds Almost 2 Million Times in Past Decade. Are Advocates Finally Forcing Change?
Child Welfare Challenges in The Sunshine State