Review Active Research Projects

Work in Progress

Following the completion of its inaugural project, The LDICP forged ahead to tackle an ongoing issue with the Federal Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act. Namely: a loophole which allows states to use federal funds to utilize Court Appointed Special Advocates - or CASAs - in abuse and neglect cases. CASAs are appointed in lieu of lawyers, meaning vulnerable children are not given the legal representation they require while their accused abusers are guaranteed that right.


Extensive research into the particulars of the law will be followed by the drafting and editing of legislation. Finally, the data and legislation will be made available to the general public so that grassroots organizations can use the information to enact meaningful change.