Sunday, August 08, 2010

child abuse - expungement - hearsay - A.Y. case

Crawford Co. CYS v. DPW - Cmwlth Court. - August 6, 2010 - unreported memorandum opinion

ALJ did not commit an error of law by refusing to give any evidentiary weight to a typewritten transcript of an interview with the child victim that was not supported by an audio or video recording, under guidelines concerning hearsay set out in A.Y. v. Department of Public Welfare, 537 Pa. 116, 641 A.2d 1148 (1994). See 42 Pa. C.S. ยง5986.