NJ woman has right to sue DCYS



PHILLIPSBURG—A Phillipsburg mother has won the right to sue state employees who charged her with child abuse after her husband allegedly stabbed her and kidnapped their child.

Michelle Mammaro, 29, continues to “seek justice in her case against” the state child services workers and police who “pursued her as a child abuser,” her attorney said today.

The Federal District Court in Trenton ruled that these state employees are not immune from suit for conduct in violation of the constitution rights of parents, and Mammaro has won the right to sue department heads and individual employees of the state Department of Children & Families, its Division of Child Protection and Permanency (then the Division of Youth and Family Services, DYFS) and the Watchung Police Department, Kenneth Rosellini of Clifton said in a press release.

Now this is only a lower court decision, so it is not citable precedence, but you…

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