Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Legally Kidnapped

Legally Kidnapped


Supervisors admit lingering problems at foster care office

Posted: 23 May 2012 04:24 AM PDT

Supervisors admit lingering problems at foster care office

The L.A. County Department of Children and Family Services facility, cited by a whistle-blower nearly a year ago, remains a 'dumping ground' for troubled children, Gloria Molina says.


Relatives caring for children need more support, charity says

Posted: 22 May 2012 07:41 PM PDT

Relatives caring for children need more support, charity says

Across the nation, 2.7 million children are being raised by relatives, yet those families often struggle with limited resources to meet basic needs.


Accidental drink purchase changing Michigan law on emergency child protective services

Posted: 22 May 2012 01:14 PM PDT

Accidental drink purchase changing Michigan law on emergency child protective services

The fallout from the accidental purchase of an alcoholic "hard lemonade" at a Detroit Tigers game in 2008 apparently is going to change state law related to parental custody.


Vindicated: Mother, 24, who fled to Spain when social services ruled she was 'unfit' to bring up child is allowed to keep her daughter

Posted: 22 May 2012 12:08 PM PDT


Vindicated: Mother, 24, who fled to Spain when social services ruled she was 'unfit' to bring up child is allowed to keep her daughter


A mother who fled to Spain to stop social workers taking her baby has won the right to keep the child, it emerged today.




Social worker pleads guilty to tampering with public records

Posted: 22 May 2012 12:01 PM PDT


Social worker pleads guilty to tampering with public records


A former social worker with the Cabinet for Health and Family Services pleaded guilty to nine felony counts of tampering with public records.




Former Social Worker Pleads Guilty To Falsifying Child Abuse And Neglect Reports

Posted: 22 May 2012 09:24 AM PDT

Former Social Worker Pleads Guilty To Falsifying Child Abuse And Neglect Reports


Attorney General Jack Conway announced the a guilty plea Tuesday of a former social worker with the Cabinet for Health and Family Services to nine felony counts of tampering with public records.


CWC slammed for giving away rape victim's child for adoption

Posted: 22 May 2012 07:48 AM PDT

CWC slammed for giving away rape victim's child for adoption

The Child Welfare Committee's act of giving away for adoption a girl child, born to a rape victim and given to it for safekeeping, without biological parents' consent was gross violation of human rights, a Delhi court has held, observing that the rich and poor hold equal rights.


Edward Gavin, Former City Jails Official, Says Child Welfare Authorities Should Investigate Teen Facility

Posted: 22 May 2012 07:04 AM PDT

Edward Gavin, Former City Jails Official, Says Child Welfare Authorities Should Investigate Teen Facility


In the wake of a Village Voice report on violence at a troubled city jail, city and state child welfare authorities should investigate whether adolescents are being abused there, a former high ranking Correction Department official says.


Parents exiting city in droves, leaving older relatives on their own

Posted: 22 May 2012 05:56 AM PDT


Parents exiting city in droves, leaving older relatives on their own


The City's inability to keep families from fleeing San Francisco also is impacting its growing population of seniors.




Washington Briefs: Supreme Court rejects adoption case involving Cherokee Nation; majority of Oklahoma congressional delegation speaks at level above congressional average Read more: http://newsok.com/washington-briefs-supreme-court-rejects-adoption-case-involving-cherokee-nation-majority-of-oklahoma-congressional-delegation-speaks-at-level-above-congressional-average/article/3677448#ixzz1vbHPrVCk

Posted: 22 May 2012 05:34 AM PDT

Washington Briefs: Supreme Court rejects adoption case involving Cherokee Nation; majority of Oklahoma congressional delegation speaks at level above congressional average

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear an unusual adoption case from Utah involving the Cherokee Nation and the question of when a person becomes an Indian.