The Internet has, once again, demonstrated its magnanimous ability to expedite First Amendment Rights, not just the freedom of speech, but with the right to redress grievance with government.
This week, the website Legally Kidnapped was honored as being one of the top 100 legal resources for attorneys by the Internet legal publishing giant, Attorney.org.
Legally Kidnapped was recognized for its ability to function as an educational tool for dissecting the oxymoronic world of Child Protective Services. Its daily operations serve as an international repository of information published through professional journalistic media conglomerates and individual bloggers.
For more accurate presentation of federal and state documentation of child welfare issues, LK, as it is known for short in the blogging world, surpasses arcane institutions such as National Child Abuse and Neglect Data System (NCANDS) and the National Data Archive on Child Abuse and Neglect (NDACAN) of Cornell University.
In the world of social networking, LK has demonstrated itself to be a leader in the new age of advocacy. No longer is advocacy contained to fee-for-service in a cyber-world of self-proclaimed gurus because LK has constructed a cyber-window for information and issues to constantly stream to the public and its leadership called the LK Help Desk.
The LK Help Desk is the only complete state-by-state directory of accurate information to file grievances, and for the legal community to act as a free resource to legally advocate. There are no other national database in existence.
Foster care and adoption traditionally, under state and federal statutes, operate in secrecy due to Freedom of Information Act exclusions and exemptions in dealing with releasing public information about children. In light of the fact that the majority of child placing agencies are privatized through non-profit status, there really has been no opportunity of compiling information to scrutinize administrations until LK made the virtual scene.
LK is also a groundbreaking website for attorneys and policymakers alike as it brings together victims and social reform advocates in a community forum to share ideas, to bring accountability and transparency to the nation’s child welfare system, and for the first time in history, to expose the industry for what it is.