Proposal would help parents keep custody of troubled kids

Health 05/26/19, 15:44

A legislative proposal would allow Ohio parents to avoid an often heart-breaking decision: giving up custody of troubled children so they can receive desperately needed and expensive services.The amendment to Ohio's two-year budget is aimed at so-called "multisystem youths," those ...

Illinois not alerted to early clues in womb-cutting case

U.S. 05/18/19, 15:46

Police and Illinois' child welfare agency say staff at a Chicago-area hospital didn't alert them after determining that a bloodied woman who arrived with a gravely ill newborn had not just given birth to the baby boy, as she claimed. Clarisa ...

Study: Illinois sometimes brushes aside abuse allegations

U.S. 05/15/19, 07:20

Illinois' child welfare agency is so intent on keeping children with their parents even when they have strong evidence of abuse that it has sometimes left those children in grave danger, a study released Wednesday found.Democratic Gov. J.B. Pritzker ordered ...

Prosecutors try to revoke parental rights in Illinois case

U.S. 04/29/19, 17:24

An Illinois mother and father charged with murder in the death of their 5-year-old son have agreed to let the state's child welfare agency care for their younger son.JoAnn Cunningham and Andrew Freund Sr.'s younger son was taken into Illinois ...

Illinois agency’s timeline of interactions with slain boy

U.S. 04/26/19, 12:25

Illinois parents are facing murder charges in the beating death of their son, 5-year-old Andrew "AJ" Freund, whose body was found wrapped in plastic and buried in a shallow grave. The family previously had interaction with state child welfare workers. ...

Illinois child welfare system under fire after boy’s death

U.S. 04/25/19, 18:20

Disturbing details emerged Thursday of the torture authorities say preceded the beating death of a 5-year-old Illinois boy who had extensive contact with child welfare workers, escalating scrutiny of a state agency already being reviewed because of the recent deaths ...

Pennsylvania government watchdog to probe teen’s murder

U.S. 04/17/19, 16:50

A Pennsylvania state government watchdog agency has launched an investigation into the horrific case of a 14-year-old girl who had extensive contact with the child welfare system before her 2016 rape, torture and murder, a lawmaker who requested the review ...

Police: Welfare agency had reports on couple whose son died

U.S. 04/16/19, 13:43

Child welfare authorities had received abuse reports about a Wichita couple whose 3-year-old son was found dead in a crib at their mobile home where a baby also was found in critical condition, according to police.Capt. Brent Allred provided no ...

Appeals court hears case on adoptions of Native Americans

U.S. 03/13/19, 07:30

A federal appeals court in New Orleans is hearing arguments Wednesday on a 1978 law giving preference to Native American families in foster care and adoption proceedings involving Native American children.A federal district judge in Texas last year struck down ...

Native American child welfare law faces biggest challenge

U.S. 03/12/19, 00:15

A federal law that gives preference to Native American families in foster care and adoption proceedings involving Native American children is facing the most significant legal challenge since it was enacted more than 40 years ago. A federal judge in Texas ...

Update: Melania Trump departs Washington on Africa trip

U.S. 10/01/18, 21:03

The Latest on Melania Trump's trip to Africa (all times local): 6:20 p.m. First lady Melania Trump boards a plane, Monday, Oct. 1, 2018, in Andrews Air Force Base, Md., en route to Africa. Melania Trump heads for Africa on her first ...

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