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Staff Abuse Children and Incite Violence at ‘Deplorable’ Tennessee Detention Center, Report Finds

5/3/2022

Staff Abuse Children and Incite Violence at ‘Deplorable’ Tennessee Detention Center, Report Finds

Teenagers at a Tennessee detention facility have been sexually abused, locked in isolation cells for 23 hours a day and set up by staff to fight each other, two prominent advocacy groups have found.

A Social Services Department in Upstate New York Gets Independent Review

10/18/2021

Amid Division Over Critical State Audit, St. Lawrence County Approves Outside Review of Embattled Social Services Department

Following concerns about its child protection and foster care services, local lawmakers in St. Lawrence County, New York, are bringing in an independent firm to conduct a comprehensive review.

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Maine Plan for Keeping Families Intact Wins Federal Approval

9/17/2021

Maine Plan for Keeping Families Intact Wins Federal Approval

The federal government has signed off on Maine's plan for expansion of prevention and treatment for families whose kids are at risk of falling into the foster care system.

Administration for Children's Services Commissioner David Hansell said they'd seen no indicators of an increase in undetected child abuse during the pandemic.

6/15/2021

No Evidence of Pandemic Child Abuse Surge in New York City, But Some See Other Crises For Child Welfare System

Reports of child abuse in NYC dropped after the coronavirus struck and have not returned to previous levels, but some warn of other crises.

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6/10/2021

Senate Bill May Require Legal Counsel for Parents, Children in Child Welfare Cases

The Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions approved a bill that could provide the first federal requirement of legal counsel to parents and children in child welfare cases, though there appeared to be some discussion of further negotiations on that before a vote of the full Senate.

A new report from Prevent Child Abuse America recommends President Joe Biden appoint a child abuse prevention czar.

6/4/2021

New Report Urges Biden to Appoint Child Abuse Prevention ‘Czar’

A new report from Prevent Child Abuse America recommends President Biden appoint a child abuse prevention czar.

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Senate Bill Seeks Better Data on Child Abuse Deaths

5/23/2021

Senate Bill Seeks Better Data on Child Abuse Deaths

States would be required to report all deaths related to child abuse and create recommendations for curbing them under a bipartisan bill being pushed in the U.S. Senate.

5/9/2021

Michigan Senate Bill Would Require More People to Report Underage Sexual Abuse

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2/7/2021

Prevent Child Abuse America Charters 10 State Chapters

A leading organization that works to prevent child abuse and neglect before it ever gets started announced Thursday that 10 of its state chapters have completed all the steps the organization requires to be chartered.