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Attorney Allison Folmar: Stopping Parental Prosecution Over Psychiatric Meds

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 Attorney Allison Folmar has been an Attorney for 15 years in the State of Michigan. From 1988-1994 Allison was a Corrections  Officer for the State of Michigan Department of Corrections and then went on to become a Probations Officer.  Allison assisted in restructuring the Federal mandated  Interstate Contact Agreement whereby people on probation and parole are handled so as not to fall through the cracks.

On the day Maryanne Godboldo’s story broke. Attorney Allison Folmar was in her car listening the radio. She heard about the police stand off and her first thought was: “This woman is protecting her child from being drugged and they’re gonna take her baby?  “Oh, no they’re not!”

The next day Allison took on the case pro bono. And so began her 10 month battle on behalf of Maryanne Godboldo and her daughter.

She fought and won two legal battles on the fundamental premise that charging a parent with medical neglect for refusing to give their child a deadly drug is not only a complete oxymoron but a violation of the law.

Due to Folmar’s work in exposing the illegal seizure of Maryanne Godboldo’s daughter prompted by Child Protective Services, Michigan Child Protective Services changed its rules and will no longer investigate parents for “complaints that allege parents are failing or refusing to provide their children with psychotropic medications. See https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cz7CJ1bYioM