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6/2/2004 9:36:01 AM
Home School Legal Defense Association
Tennessee--Child Welfare Reform Signed by Governor

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June 2, 2004


Tennessee--Child Welfare Reform Signed by Governor


Dear HSLDA members and friends:

The strategy worked! The child welfare reforms we advocated were not
identified as homeschool issues and were not attacked as partisan
bills. As a result, SB 2667 passed both chambers and was signed by
Governor Bredesen on May 24, 2004.

No doubt many legislators did not realize the importance of these
amendments. They will give HSLDA and innocent families throughout the
state leverage to keep social workers out of their homes.

The bill requires child protective services workers to be trained in
their duty to protect the statutory and constitutional rights of those
they are investigating, and requires child protective services
personnel to advise individuals subject to a child abuse and neglect
investigation of the complaint or allegation made against them.

HSLDA deals with cases on a daily basis where a social worker is
investigating an innocent homeschool family because of false
allegations. These tips, often supplied by those holding a grudge
against home education, are often investigated aggressively. Social
workers frequently demand to conduct physical inspections of
homeschool children or to interview very young children outside the
presence of their parents.

This law will keep social workers properly chained by the Constitution
and they will be liable for making certain they respect the parental
and Fourth Amendment rights of families.

Special thanks to the sponsors Senator Don McLeary and Representative
Glen Casada for their work in guiding this bill through the
Legislature. We also want to thank Mike Bell with the Tennessee Home
Education Association, who secured the sponsors for this important
legislation.


Sincerely,

Chris Klicka
Senior Counsel
Home School Legal Defense Association



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