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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.