The American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania filed a lawsuit on June 16, 2008, against Fayette County Children and Youth Services (FCCYS) charging the agency violated the rights of a father to raise his three young children. The agency improperly removed the children from their father's home nearly two years ago and has prohibited contact with them for almost a year. There have been no allegations from anyone that the father poses any danger to the children or that the children have been abused. Following the lawsuit, Doe was reunited with his children.

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Sara Rose & Vic Walczak (ACLU-PA); David Millstein

Date filed

June 16, 2008


U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania