Josh Gupta-Kagan’s teaching and scholarship focus on legal issues affecting children and families, especially child neglect and abuse and juvenile justice law. He joined the Columbia Law School faculty as a clinical professor of law on July 1, 2022, and is the director and founder of the Family Defense Clinic, which represents parents and other caregivers facing allegations of child neglect or abuse.
The Missouri Independent recently reported on the modest decline in the number of children in Missouri’s formal foster care system. Beneath the headline, however, the story revealed the urgent need to regulate the disturbing practice of hidden foster care — which Missouri’s Children’s Division has effectively admitted to practicing. That practice violates parents’ and children’s […]