The Home School Court Report
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January / February 2005

State Legislation Summary—2004
2004 art contest

Our Judges

Winners of the three categories
PHC beats Oxford in debate
GenJ: Into the land

What are Generation Joshua & HSLDA PAC?

Sodrel: One very tight race . . .

Davis: In a dead heat

From the heart

2004 in review

From the director

Impact of the fund

Mission statement of HSF
Across the states
Active cases
Members only
About campus
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On the other hand: a Contrario Sensu

HSLDA social services contact policy/A plethora of forms

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Case resolved without home entry

On October 21, 2004, a Home School Legal Defense Association member family received an unexpected visit from a social worker.* After asking what the allegations were, the family found out that an anonymous tipster had reported that their young children had gone outside without parental supervision. The social worker demanded to come into the family's home and question the children.

The family telephoned HSLDA. Attorney Scott Woodruff advised the parents to answer the social worker's questions and allow her to see the children, but not to let her question the children or come into the home. After briefly conversing with the parents and seeing that the children were safe, the social worker assured the family that the case was over—in her words, "a done deal."

Because the family followed HSLDA's advice, the investigation closed peacefully with no home entry or private interviews with the children.

— by Scott A. Woodruff

* See "HSLDA social services contact policy".