- Interim Report to the Congress on the Feasibility of a National Child Abuse Registry
- DHS Raises Criticized
- Judge halts state cuts to group foster homes
- CAPTA up for reauthorization
- Moment of Zen – Asking Mommy for Pancakes
|Interim Report to the Congress on the Feasibility of a National Child Abuse Registry
Posted: 05 Nov 2009 03:51 PM PST
About 45 states maintain child abuse registries, which are databases that allow child protective services investigators routine access to child abuse history information to inform better current investigations. Most states also use their registries to conduct pre-employment background checks on persons who work with children, such as day care providers. The Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006 (P.L. 109-248) requires that HHS conduct a study to assess the feasibility of establishing a national child abuse and neglect registry and present the results in a Report to Congress. This interim report describes key issues regarding the feasibility of establishing a national child abuse registry and concludes that implementation is not feasible under the statutory limitations of the authorizing legislation. Further feasibility study activities are underway and will be described in a final report when results are available.
|DHS Raises Criticized
Posted: 05 Nov 2009 12:33 PM PST
|Judge halts state cuts to group foster homes
Posted: 05 Nov 2009 12:20 PM PST
A federal judge blocked the state Wednesday from cutting reimbursement rates by 10 percent to foster care group homes, saying the reductions may violate federal law and could harm the 7,400 youngsters who were placed in the homes because their parents couldn’t take care of them.
|CAPTA up for reauthorization
Posted: 05 Nov 2009 11:02 AM PST
So many times in the past, this rotten thing has been sneaked past us. In 2003, we found out about it after it passed. We swore it would never happen again. For those who don’t know, CAPTA is the grandmother of this present insane fascist nightmare of out-of-control CPS agencies and unconstitutional Family Courts in the United States.
|Moment of Zen – Asking Mommy for Pancakes
Posted: 05 Nov 2009 06:42 AM PST