Doe v. DSS
649 F.2d 134 (2d Cir. 1981)

In a landmark decision, the court established the Constitutional right of children in foster care to be free from harm and for children abused in foster case to sue both the City of New York and the foster care agency under 42 U.S.C. § 1983. A great expansion for children's rights, this decision has served as a precedent for all other circuits that have had similar cases.