NAPW Senior Staff Attorney Amber Khan presents on the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA) to a New York State Department of Health workgroup

In December 2018, NAPW Senior Staff Attorney Amber Khan delivered a presentation to the AIDS Institute’s state-wide Women Who Use Drugs Workgroup, part of the New York State Department of Health, on the federal Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA) and its connection to pregnancy and drug use.

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.

NAPW featured at American Public Health Association (APHA)’s 2017 Annual Meeting & Expo

In November 2017, NAPW's Executive Director Lynn Paltrow presented at the Maternal and Child Health Town Hall session at the 2017 APHA Annual Meeting & Expo in Atlanta, GA. During this session, Lynn Paltrow spoke about substance use and supporting the needs of pregnant women and the well-being of children and families.

Victory in NJ – Methadone Treatment for Pregnant Women is Health Care, Not Harm

Today, the New Jersey Supreme Court announced its unanimous ruling in New Jersey Division of Child Protection & Permanency v. Y.N. This decision rejects a lower court finding that a mother may be charged with civil child abuse and neglect because her newborn exhibited the transitory and treatable side effects of methadone treatment that the woman received during pregnancy.

PRESS RELEASE: Nationwide Coalition Calls on Department of Justice to Denounce Enhanced Sentence for Pregnant Woman

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 7, 2014

Contact: Lynn Paltrow, NAPW, (212) 255-9252
Cherisse Scott, SisterReach, (901) 310-5488

Nationwide Coalition Calls on Department of Justice to Denounce Enhanced Sentence for Pregnant Woman

Today, a coalition of 48 reproductive justice, drug policy reform, women’s rights and civil liberties organizations sent a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder calling on the U.S. Department of Justice to renounce enhanced criminal penalties for women on the basis of pregnancy.