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Woman Accused Of Branding Boy Faces JudgePosted: 29 Aug 2009 12:15 PM PDT

Woman Accused Of Branding Boy Faces Judge

The foster parent accused of branding a child with a cooking utensil appeared in front of a judge on Thursday.

 

 
 

 

REPORT SAYS FOSTER CARE SYSTEM NEEDS REFORMPosted: 29 Aug 2009 11:42 AM PDT

REPORT SAYS FOSTER CARE SYSTEM NEEDS REFORM

The County of Santa Barbara issued a reply that disagreed with a grand jury report that said the Department of Social Services overlooked warning signs in the case of a child who died while in the care of an aunt.

 

 
 

 

Publication BanPosted: 29 Aug 2009 11:41 AM PDT

Publication Ban

At Children and Youth Services, we balance the need to protect the privacy of very vulnerable people with our desire to be open and accountable about the work we do and how we do it.

 

 
 

 

Here’s a Foster Care Compensation GuidePosted: 29 Aug 2009 11:31 AM PDT

Foster Care Compensation Guide from Alberta Canada.

 

 
 

 

Is There Legal Immunity for Social Workers Who Lie?Posted: 29 Aug 2009 11:27 AM PDT

Is There Legal Immunity for Social Workers Who Lie?

It is an accepted principle that a parent has a constitutionally protected interest in the custody and care of his or her child. This interest does have exceptions, especially when the child may be in immediate or apparent danger. This is when child protection services gets involved. Crucial to every child protection investigation is to establish the facts and circumstances of the case. When these are presented to the court at a dependency hearing, the evidence may become proof.

 

 
 

 

Man kicked 2-year-old in head, foster mom testifiesPosted: 29 Aug 2009 11:25 AM PDT

Man kicked 2-year-old in head, foster mom testifies

Sherrie Corder, the wife of a man charged with killing a 2-year-old foster child in their Fremont home in 2004, testified Thursday that her husband hit and kicked the boy, and then suggested that the couple hide his body the next morning when it was discovered that the toddler was not breathing.

 

 
 

 

End the brutality: State juvenile lockups must not be torture chambersPosted: 29 Aug 2009 08:16 AM PDT

http://www.nydailynews.com/opinions/2009/08/29/2009-08-29_end_the_brutality_state_juvenile_lockups_must_not_be_torture_chambers.html

You would sooner sentence a teenager to a third-world hellhole than condemn him or her to the brutal, neglectful mercies of New York’s detention facilities for troubled juveniles.

 

 
 

 

Girls in Trouble, Humiliated and Injured at the Hands of the StatePosted: 29 Aug 2009 08:14 AM PDT

Girls in Trouble, Humiliated and Injured at the Hands of the State

There were cameras all over the Tryon Residential Center in upstate New York for girls who are juvenile offenders, but everyone seemed to think that a lot of them did not work. That could explain how a 14-year-old who did not move fast enough for one staff member’s satisfaction ended up pinned beneath him — all 300 pounds or so.

 

 
 

 

Children’s agencies complete mergerPosted: 29 Aug 2009 08:13 AM PDT

Children’s agencies complete merger

With a projected budget of $31.8 million, the agency will provide foster care management, counseling and residential services for 7,800 children and family members annually from four regional campuses.

 

 
 

 

Protest planned over Conn. child welfare agencyPosted: 29 Aug 2009 08:11 AM PDT

Protest planned over Conn. child welfare agency

A coalition of Hartford community and faith leaders is holding a rally Monday to voice concerns about perceived racial inequalities at Connecticut’s Department of Children and Families.

 

 
 

 

40 lashes, 2-year jail for Pak woman for ‘false’ rape chargePosted: 29 Aug 2009 08:05 AM PDT

40 lashes, 2-year jail for Pak woman for ‘false’ rape charge

A Pakistani court has awarded 40 lashes and two years’ rigorous imprisonment to a 32-year-old woman under the controversial ‘Hudood’ law for “falsely” accusing two men of raping her.

 

 
 

 

Child protection policy draft sent to social welfare ministryPosted: 29 Aug 2009 08:04 AM PDT

Child protection policy draft sent to social welfare ministry

The Cabinet Division has returned the National Child Protection Policy draft to Ministry of Social Welfare and Special Education, asking it to seek comments of Ministry of Finance before it could approve it, sources told Dawn.

This has happened when Pakistan had to report to the UN Committee on Rights of the Child next month that it had taken legal steps to protect rights of children.

 

 
 

 

Social worker’s conduct went unreportedPosted: 29 Aug 2009 08:03 AM PDT

Social worker’s conduct went unreported

Officials responsible for reporting to the state that a Bureau of Milwaukee Child Welfare social worker had impregnated a bureau client did not report the incident until Thursday, months later than required by law and only after being contacted by the Journal Sentinel.

 

 
 

 

Recession creates unexpected gain for children in Child Protective ServicesPosted: 29 Aug 2009 07:56 AM PDT

Recession creates unexpected gain for children in Child Protective Services

The economic downturn creates an unexpected gain for children in the care of Child Protective Services.

As people across the country are filing for unemployment and trying to find any job available, CPS workers are staying longer than ever before.

Note: It’s because they have noplace else to go! Not because they’re dedicated to the cause or anything. Go figure.

 

 
 

 

‘Forgotten’ children to get formal apologyPosted: 29 Aug 2009 07:47 AM PDT

‘Forgotten’ children to get formal apology

THE Federal Government will formally say sorry to the hundreds of thousands of people who were abused and neglected as children after being placed in institutions or foster care.

 

 
 

 

Critics target California’s courts bureaucracyPosted: 29 Aug 2009 07:40 AM PDT

Critics target California’s courts bureaucracy

Across California, courthouses are closing for the first time in history, court employees are being furloughed and fired, and judges known for complaining about their salaries are agreeing to forgo their pay one day a month.

Yet the little-known but powerful bureaucracy behind the state’s sprawling court system is bigger and more expensive than ever, doubling in size over the past five years, establishing a staff roster replete with six-figure salaries and still willing to splurge on an occasional lavish conference in the midst of the worst budget crisis in decades.

 

 
 

 

Foster Parents of Missing Calif. 5-Year-Old ArrestedPosted: 29 Aug 2009 07:09 AM PDT

Foster Parents of Missing Calif. 5-Year-Old Arrested

The foster parents of missing 5-year-old Hasanni Campbell were arrested Friday afternoon in connection with his disappearance, according to Oakland police spokesman Jeff Thomason.
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Foster parents arrested in disappearance of boy
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Foster parents arrested in boy’s killing

The foster parents who tearfully pleaded for the public’s help in finding their missing 5-year-old boy with cerebral palsy were arrested Friday on suspicion of killing the boy, authorities said.
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Missing East Bay Boy’s Foster Parents Arrested

 

 
 

 

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