Daniel Pollack

Daniel Pollack, MSSA (MSW), JD is a full professor at Yeshiva University’s School of Social Work in New York City and, from 2002-2008, was also Senior Fellow, Office for Foster Care and Adoption, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA.

Serving plaintiffs and defendants, he has been an expert witness for lawyers in Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Florida, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Utah, Vermont, Washington, and West Virginia. He has also provided litigation support and been a consultant to many attorneys. Case subject matter includes: wrongful death of children in foster care, wrongful death of children in residential care; abuse of children in foster care, residential care, and day care; social work ethics violations, adoption issues, and child protection concerns.

Since 1980, Professor Pollack has held high-level executive, management, and policy making positions in social welfare agencies in Maryland and Ohio, including Deputy Executive Director for Maryland’s Social Services Administration and principal advisor for health and human services to Ohio’s Governor. His experience includes liability of agencies and workers in child welfare, foster care, adoption, child protection services, licensing of public and private facilities, record management, confidentiality and ethics.

Professor Pollack is the author of “Social Work and the Courts,“ co-author of “How to screen adoptive and foster parents” (NASW Press, 2011),  co-author of Adoption in the United States: A guide for families, professionals and students (2009), and more than 130 articles on social welfare law and policy.

He has also written numerous law review articles that have appeared in a variety of leading law journals including Cornell, Notre Dame, Kentucky, Indiana, and Family Court Review, among others.

Professor Pollack is an Honorary Fellow of the American Academy of Adoption Attorneys.

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