- Alamo to begin trial on charges of transporting minors for sex
- Caseworkers Lie on Reports, Lose Foster Kids
- 20 years later, kids say Dad didn’t really molest them after all
- Texas FLDS raid: Defense attorney alleges search too broad, evidence tainted
- Child protection ‘overstretched’
- Police warned of threat to injured child’s safety
- ‘False rape charges ruined my life’
- Whistle-blower Jill Jones-Soderman Files Lawsuit Against Her Former Attorney
- Budget Cuts Eroding Progress in Juvenile Justice
|Alamo to begin trial on charges of transporting minors for sex
Posted: 13 Jul 2009 07:34 PM PDT
On the eve of Tony Alamo’s trial on child sexual abuse charges, the flowers on his church’s lush, terraced front lawn bloomed in bright yellows and oranges, deep purples and soft pinks and lavenders.
|Caseworkers Lie on Reports, Lose Foster Kids
Posted: 13 Jul 2009 06:54 PM PDT
Seventy caseworkers hired by the Department of Children and Families to keep track of foster kids lied about monthly visits. Some kids went six months without seeing a caseworker. The caseworkers have been fired and DCF is hoping a new GPS system will help keep better track of who is skipping visits.
|20 years later, kids say Dad didn’t really molest them after all
Posted: 13 Jul 2009 06:23 PM PDT
Clyde Ray Spencer, a former police officer in Washington state, was convicted of molestation charges after his own children, then 9 and 6, testified against him. The kids are grown up now, and they’ve helped free Spencer by saying the abuse never happened. (They instead say the investigating detective pressured them into saying what the police wanted to hear.)
|Texas FLDS raid: Defense attorney alleges search too broad, evidence tainted
Posted: 13 Jul 2009 06:16 PM PDT
Texas authorities used a hoax call about abuse at a polygamous sect’s Texas ranch as a pretext for an “unlimited, general search” in April 2008 — a search law officers “had wanted for years to conduct,” an attorney contends in a new court filing.
|Child protection ‘overstretched’
Posted: 13 Jul 2009 06:14 PM PDT
Jessie Harvey, who is a kinship carer for her grandson tells a BBC Scotland investigation that social work departments are failing to provide adequate support to vulnerable children.
|Police warned of threat to injured child’s safety
Posted: 13 Jul 2009 05:59 PM PDT
QUESTIONS have been raised about the judgment of child-protection workers and police who left a two-year-old girl in the care of her father despite serious concerns for her welfare.
|‘False rape charges ruined my life’
Posted: 13 Jul 2009 05:58 PM PDT
An 18-year-old Northdene girl who laid false charges of sexual molestation and rape against her father is now in hot water.
|Whistle-blower Jill Jones-Soderman Files Lawsuit Against Her Former Attorney
Posted: 13 Jul 2009 05:44 PM PDT
Jill Jones-Soderman, a New York-based social worker and the executive director of The Foundation for the Child Victims of the Family Courts, has filed a multi-million dollar lawsuit against her former attorney in federal court for alleged negligence, fraud, deception, malpractice and infliction of emotional distress.
|Budget Cuts Eroding Progress in Juvenile Justice
Posted: 13 Jul 2009 05:39 PM PDT
Her first night inside the razor wire at the state juvenile prison came as a 14-year-old in the mid-1970s, when she was locked up for running away from home. Her next experience came the following decade, when she began work as a correctional officer.