Child Abuse Records

Child Abuse Records

By , Jul 14 in Law with 0 comments

In William Allen Young vs. Chasity L. Pitts Circuit court may limit time for presentation of evidence with certain safeguards. Statute closes investigation records to most persons but allows release of redacted version, so circuit erred in denying Mother access. But Mother showed no prejudice in denial of records, because circuit court did not use such records, and any information in the records unfavorable to her came from her evidence. To preserve challenge to statute’s constitutionality requires appellant to raise the issue at first opportunity. “The facts comprising the constitutional violation must be stated, and the constitutional challenge must be preserved throughout the lower court proceeding.” Missouri Court of Appeals, Western District – WD71794 and WD72124

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