Teachers and others caught in false allegation misconduct are facing the decimation of their careers. This book is a survival plan for teachers, school administrators, and others working with young people. It details both proactive and reactive measures that the accused should know in the event of an allegation. This book will help them to know and to protect their rights. No one knows how many careers have been ended by students who intend retribution for reasons as varied as extortion, revenge, misplaced affection, or sheer malice. No data or studies have documented the extent of the problem. A few experts say false allegations never happen; others say it rarely happens. Yet false allegations are all too common. Educators and other professionals who work with young people know that such allegations can be career killers, yet their ruined lives often become silent statistics due to the stigma of shame surrounding the charges. This book looks at relevant law, policies, criminal investigation procedures, and problem behavior, offering an informative and easy-to-use guide that will assist practitioners, administrators, and anyone beginning a career with children and youth.