Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Legally Kidnapped

Legally Kidnapped


Child Protective Services Getting Help With Case Backlog

Posted: 16 Apr 2012 09:32 PM PDT

Child Protective Services Getting Help With Case Backlog

You've probably heard of the backlog that Child Protective Services is dealing with. At the same time, they're seeing an increase of cases in the Basin. A few weeks ago, NewsWest 9 reported that CPS had to bring additional workers to West Texas to help keep up.


Posted: 16 Apr 2012 09:23 PM PDT

Proposal could cut millions of dollars from foster care system

Can Missouri afford to slash children's services?


Suffolk: Increase in children in need adds pressure on fostering system

Posted: 16 Apr 2012 09:13 PM PDT

Suffolk: Increase in children in need adds pressure on fostering system

SUFFOLK: Rising numbers of children needing to be taken into care in Suffolk is putting extra pressure on the county's fostering service, it has emerged.


Update: 2nd arrest made in case of stolen gifts for Longview foster kids

Posted: 16 Apr 2012 08:59 PM PDT

Update: 2nd arrest made in case of stolen gifts for Longview foster kids

Officers arrested Sarah Marie Corson-Adams, of Gilmer, in connection with the Christmas gift thefts that occurred sometime between November 30 and December 7, 2011 from a storage facility on Jahan Trail. The presents belonged to the Gregg County Child Welfare Board. Adams was indicted by a Gregg County Grand Jury on Theft $1,500<$20K. Adams, along with Rachel Bradley, was arrested at #19 Covington Trail in Longview during an unrelated incident.


Reporter who broke sex abuse scandal speaks at OU

Posted: 16 Apr 2012 05:59 AM PDT

Reporter who broke sex abuse scandal speaks at OU

Sara Ganim, the award-winning journalist who set the national conversation when she revealed the sex abuse scandal involving former Pennsylvania State University assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky, continued the discussion with Ohio University students in Baker Center Theatre Friday night.


C h i l d We l f a r e F u n d i n g O p p o r t u n i t i e s : T i t l e I V - E a n d M e d i c a i d

Posted: 16 Apr 2012 05:48 AM PDT

C h i l d We l f a r e F u n d i n g O p p o r t u n i t i e s : T i t l e I V - E a n d M e d i c a i d

Federal funds partially offset state and local funding for child welfare. These child welfare investments have long been plagued by a diminishing share of federal government funding. Federally funded child welfare programs include the Title IV-B block grant, the Social Services Block Grant, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) for the first year of foster care and other emergency services, Supplemental Security Income for room and board for disabled children, and the open ended Title IV-E (IV-E) entitlement program for children from low-income families requiring foster care or subsidized adoptions. Since 1980, IV-E has reimbursed states for a portion of the cost to keep eligible children in out-of-home care. Over the course of the program, IVE foster care eligibility has dropped from about 70 percent in the mid-1980s to less than 50 percent today, largely due to ridged eligibility requirements. For example, the IV-E family income requirement is still based on the federal
poverty level from 1995.