- Child welfare report points to broken system, say social workers
- Yukon First Nations want control over child welfare
- Child’s Strangulation Death Ruled Accidental
- Issue Brief: Reform the Nation’s Juvenile Justice System
- After 20 Years, Iowa State’s James Smith to Reunite With His Mom
- From the LK Submission Form
- Hit the Road With CASA License Plate
- Debate over Florida’s gay adoption ban heats up
- DNA dad testing kits launched
- Fort Wainwright soldier accused of dog sodomy
- Child protection workers laid off due to budget cuts
- “Worrying” gaps in NHS child protection services
- Florida caseworkers lied about efforts to protect children
- Foster Care System Struggles in Flathead County
- Was ball dropped in boy’s case?
- Refusal to Consent to Caesarean Section as Neglect of the Child?
|Child welfare report points to broken system, say social workers
Posted: 17 Jul 2009 08:52 PM PDT
A recent report revealing high levels of critical injury and death of children and youth under the watch of the B.C. government highlights a system that is understaffed and inadequately funded, says the province’s social work association.
|Yukon First Nations want control over child welfare
Posted: 17 Jul 2009 08:51 PM PDT
Several Yukon First Nations are demanding more control of child welfare services by taking the territorial government to court.
|Child’s Strangulation Death Ruled Accidental
Posted: 17 Jul 2009 08:47 PM PDT
A child in the custody of a foster family died from a hanging in late May, but the medical investigation came to the conclusion that the death was a tragic accident.
The state’s chief medical examiner, Dr. Bruce Levy, told the Channel 4 I-Team that 8-year-old Alex Cotten’s death in late May was a “tragic, accidental death.”
|Issue Brief: Reform the Nation’s Juvenile Justice System
Posted: 17 Jul 2009 08:34 PM PDT
Across the nation, juvenile courts and corrections systems are littered with poorly conceived strategies that increase crime, endanger young people and damage their future prospects, waste billions of taxpayer dollars, and violate our deepest held principles about equal justice under the law. This Casey Foundation issue brief outlines federal policy recommendations for reforming the juvenile justice system.
|After 20 Years, Iowa State’s James Smith to Reunite With His Mom
Posted: 17 Jul 2009 08:10 PM PDT
James Smith, a defensive back on the Iowa State football team, is going to see his mom this weekend.
|From the LK Submission Form
Posted: 17 Jul 2009 06:46 AM PDT
Just sending you a little update from Ontario, Canada on the citizens efforts to address and correct corruption within the child protection industry and legal system.
The private corporations have desperately been trying to silence the growing dissent and activism rapidly organizing in the province. Common threats of legal action or false promises to return stolen children are the prefered method of the mafia style system. The child trafficing corporations are now using massive amounts of tax payer money slotted for children to run public relations ads and hire lawyers to sue the citizens exposing them. The child protection industry, legal system, and ministry, profit from this racket and work closely together in thier own best interest. The best interest of the child, like it so often does, takes a back seat to the real economic agenda hiding under the carefully chosen, feel good slogan.
The truth must be hidden and those speaking out must be silenced in the best interest of the corporations and individuals profitting from the system.
Do you think normal people can go into someones home, snatch children, and then falisfy court documents to gain custody of children for funding? No… it’s takes really sick people to do that.
Ringrose Sues Carter and McQuaid
|Hit the Road With CASA License Plate
Posted: 17 Jul 2009 06:28 AM PDT
Bluebonnet CASA of Mason, Menard, McCulloch and Kimble counties announces a new license plate that does much more than identify your car — The new design will raise money to recruit volunteers who speak up for foster children in court.
|Debate over Florida’s gay adoption ban heats up
Posted: 17 Jul 2009 06:03 AM PDT
Proposed legislation introduced by state Rep. Mary Brandenburg [D-West Palm Beach] earlier this month could potentially repeal a ban on same-sex couples from adopting children that has been a source of deep contention in the Sunshine State for more than three decades.
|DNA dad testing kits launched
Posted: 17 Jul 2009 06:00 AM PDT
A DNA dad testing kit which tells parents if kids are really theirs will soon be available in high street chemists across Britain.
But medical ethics experts have warned that the 30 Pound over-the-counter packs could foster a “culture of suspicion”.
|Fort Wainwright soldier accused of dog sodomy
Posted: 17 Jul 2009 05:55 AM PDT
Army officials are looking into a claim that a Fort Wainwright soldier sodomized a small dog during the Fourth of July weekend.
|Child protection workers laid off due to budget cuts
Posted: 17 Jul 2009 05:44 AM PDT
Child protection workers in Terrace, Prince Rupert and Kitimat have received word that six full-time positions will be eliminated in their region because of provincial government budget cuts.
|“Worrying” gaps in NHS child protection services
Posted: 17 Jul 2009 05:42 AM PDT
A government-commissioned review has found that there are “worryingly low” numbers of staff with up-to-date training in child protection.
|Florida caseworkers lied about efforts to protect children
Posted: 17 Jul 2009 05:39 AM PDT
During the past two years, more than 70 Florida child-welfare workers have been caught falsifying records – lying about their on-the-job efforts to protect children, according to state and county records reviewed by the Orlando Sentinel.
Note: How much do you want to bet that this is understated?
|Foster Care System Struggles in Flathead County
Posted: 17 Jul 2009 05:35 AM PDT
The Montana Department of Child and Family services is struggling to find foster care for kids across the state; and that strain is hitting hard in Flathead County.
Note: Well… If they weren’t stealing so many kids…
|Was ball dropped in boy’s case?
Posted: 17 Jul 2009 05:33 AM PDT
Thursday afternoon, Angela Manns sat in the back row of the Douglas County Jail courtroom. Her left hand rested by her mouth, her eyes wide.
|Refusal to Consent to Caesarean Section as Neglect of the Child?
Posted: 17 Jul 2009 05:27 AM PDT
Defendants V.M. [the mother] and B.G. [the father] appeal from the judgment … which found that they abused and neglected their child, J.M.G. As a result of these findings, J.M.G. was placed in the custody and care of plaintiff Division of Youth and Family Services (DYFS). At a permanency hearing the judge approved DYFS’s plan for termination of parental rights….