Leaving child alone in car can be neglect

In a controversial decision that has garnered a significant amount of media attention, the NJ Appellate Court has held that leaving a child alone and unattended in a car when the car is running can give rise to a charge of neglect. This decision must give every parent and care giver in NJ pause.  It is imperative that you fight the temptation to leave the child in the car “just for a minute”.  The momentary convenience could lead to charges.

Child Abuse Found in Leaving Child In Car During Brief Shopping Stop

Leaving a child alone in a car with the motor running for even just a few minutes can be enough to sustain a finding of abuse and neglect, a New Jersey appeals court rules.

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