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 I am an attorney, writer, and photographer living in Gainesville, Florida. I am a professor at the University of Florida, where I also serve as an associate director of the Center on Children and Families. I am a contributor to On Parenting from The Washington Post. I've spent the last few years writing about children and the law, and my work has been published and/or quoted in The New York TimesCNNCBS NewsNPRJAMA Pediatrics, The Emory Law Journal, the London School of Economics Parenting for the Digital Future blog. 

Prior to joining the law faculty, I worked as a felony prosecutor handling crimes involving child abuse and neglect, child pornography, domestic violence, and rape. I served as lead counsel in hundreds of contested hearings. As a practitioner, I routinely provided training to lawyers, police officers, and social workers on matters relating to child abuse, neglect, and trial procedure. I has experience working in the dependency court system as well. I worked as a Senior Attorney for Children’s Legal Services, representing the state in child welfare proceedings. I still represent children in court - usually as a pro-bono/volunteer Guardian ad Litem attorney.

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