Dale Margolin Cecka Writes on Child Abuse Hotline Exploitation

An op-ed written by former Skadden Fellow Dale Margolin Cecka ('04) about the exploitation of child abuse reporting hotlines was published by The Washington Post ("How Child Abuse Hotlines Hurt the Very Children They're Trying to Protect," May 6). "Each year, about 3.4 million calls are made to these state-run phone lines," the article said. "Tragically, only a fraction of these calls are made by trained professionals reporting actual abuse or neglect ... but because child protective service agencies are required to act, these calls can result in innocent parents losing their kids, tangling families in a complicated system."