Nebraska Opens Special Session to Fix Safe Haven Law

The state’s open-ended Safe Haven, which went into effect in July, has brought on a series of unexpected adolescent abandonment. According to The Washington Post, the legislature held a special session on November 14 to fix the law.

The new law is expected to have a maximum age to days or weeks for children that can be abandoned without legal repercussions. Although the old law will be tossed out, while it was on the books, it highlighted a problem in America as parents traveled across country to drop their children off in Nebraska.  Thirty-five children, which were for the most part adolescents, were dropped off from July to November.

Total Criminal Defense featured an article on Nebraska’s Safe Haven Law earlier.  To learn more about the law and the issues with it read the full article.


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