NAPW presents national webinar on pregnancy and substance use to Healthy Start Grantees

May 31, 2018

This April, NAPW presented a webinar entitled “Criminalization/Legal Implications of Substance Use Among Pregnant Women” as a part of the national Healthy Start program’s “Ask the Expert” webinar series.

During the webinar, NAPW Senior Staff Attorneys Aarin Williams and Amber Khan and Staff Attorney Indra Lusero described our work advocating for pregnant people charged with crimes or child welfare allegations in relationship to their pregnancies or pregnancy outcomes, and advised community health workers how they can best help their patients/clients.

NAPW and Community Legal Services (CLS) submit amicus brief in Pennsylvania’s highest court

May 31, 2018
In May 2018, NAPW and Community Legal Services of Philadelphia (CLS) submitted an amicus curiae (“friend of the court”) brief in the case of In re L.B. In this appeal, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court is reviewing whether giving birth to a substance-exposed infant can support a child abuse finding against the new mother.

Read “Child Welfare and the Intended Consequences of the War on Drugs” by NAPW Senior Staff Attorney Aarin Williams

After moderating a related panel at the New School, NAPW Senior Staff Attorney Aarin Williams published a piece entitled “Child Welfare and the Intended Consequences of the War on Drugs” in the May 16, 2018 issue of Urban Matters: Ideas and Analysis from the Center for New York City Affairs.