Friday, June 1, 2012

Legally Kidnapped

Legally Kidnapped


Police: Teen bolts from courthouse

Posted: 01 Jun 2012 04:08 AM PDT

Police: Teen bolts from courthouse

A teenager being taken to Salem Juvenile Court for a hearing on whether he is a child in need of court supervision made a run for it yesterday morning as he was being let out of a vehicle outside the courthouse, police said.


DCF Pays $150,000 to Settle Sexual Harassment Claim

Posted: 01 Jun 2012 03:55 AM PDT

DCF Pays $150,000 to Settle Sexual Harassment Claim


An employee had charged that she was sexually harassed by her supervisor, a former Bartow church educator.


Dennis Rodman barred by restraining order from ex-wife, kids

Posted: 31 May 2012 08:56 PM PDT

Dennis Rodman barred by restraining order from ex-wife, kids

Former NBA standout Dennis Rodman was hit with a temporary restraining order by an Orange County court commissioner Wednesday, according to attorneys for Rodman and his third wife.


NY court: Custodial parent can be guilty of kidnap

Posted: 31 May 2012 08:08 PM PDT

NY court: Custodial parent can be guilty of kidnap

New York's top court says a custodial parent can be convicted of kidnapping, rejecting the argument that it is impossible under state law.


Case worker hearing pushed back

Posted: 31 May 2012 07:59 PM PDT

Case worker hearing pushed back


The court hearing of a former youth care worker in Sherwood Park who has been charged with sexual exploitation of a young person was pushed to the end of June.


Posted: 31 May 2012 07:53 PM PDT

Child abuse reports lead to threats

Doctors, school nurses and others required by law to report suspected child abuse said they want better protection from retaliation by people they report, a panel of health care professionals told the Pennsylvania Task Force on Child Protection on Thursday.

Note: Sooner or later these people are going to have to come to terms with the fact that they're pissing people off.


Couple charged with draining adopted son's bank account

Posted: 31 May 2012 07:45 PM PDT


Couple charged with draining adopted son's bank account


Federal prosecutors say an Alaska couple stole hundreds of thousands of dollars from their adopted son, who won the money from the state in a settlement.


Adopted victim testifies about Pa. sex assaults

Posted: 31 May 2012 07:41 PM PDT

Adopted victim testifies about Pa. sex assaults

A man who was an adopted child says a foster child assigned to his parents by one Pennsylvania county's caseworkers sexually molested him and left him with mental problems he suffers from to this day.


Leading article: False economies do more harm to children in care

Posted: 31 May 2012 07:35 PM PDT

Leading article: False economies do more harm to children in care


The practice of moving children in care to towns where low housing costs make it cheaper to run children's homes may make financial sense. But it has little else to recommend it. Indeed, the leader of Rochdale Council is so concerned about the huge number of privately run homes in his area – 41, compared with just nine in similarly sized Haringey, say – that he believes that children's safety is no longer guaranteed.


DCF official's ouster linked to alleged affair, sexual harassment

Posted: 31 May 2012 07:27 PM PDT


DCF official's ouster linked to alleged affair, sexual harassment

A high-ranking Department of Children and Families official who resigned "for personal and family reasons" in January was forced out after being accused of having an affair with and sexually harassing an employee, DCF officials told The Palm Beach Post this week.


Couple turns to Twitter for adoption

Posted: 31 May 2012 07:22 PM PDT



A couple from Berkley is using Twitter as a tool as they attempt to adopt.


Okla. governor signs human services bills into law

Posted: 31 May 2012 07:16 PM PDT

Okla. governor signs human services bills into law

Legislation that overhauls the Oklahoma Department of Human Services and reorganizes the agency's child welfare division to make it more accountable and effective was signed into law Thursday by Gov. Mary Fallin.


Bill would help foster youths with school records

Posted: 31 May 2012 07:13 PM PDT

Bill would help foster youths with school records


Federal lawmakers proposed a bill Thursday that would give social workers better access to school records in an effort to improve education for foster children.


Rep. Bass: bill would make it easier for social workers to access education records




Federal Law Introduced to Ease Transfer of Foster Youth Education Records

Posted: 31 May 2012 07:07 PM PDT

Federal Law Introduced to Ease Transfer of Foster Youth Education Records


Four members of the Congressional Caucus on Foster Youth submitted a bill today that would ease the movement of a foster youth's education records by removing his biological parent's right to prevent the use of those records, and facilitate easier use of such records by child welfare researchers.





Child's Anti-Gay Song Lyrics Lead to Death Threats For Church Pastor, Members

Posted: 31 May 2012 05:24 AM PDT

Child's Anti-Gay Song Lyrics Lead to Death Threats For Church Pastor, Members

Members of the Apostolic Truth Tabernacle Church in Greensburg, Ind., are getting more than they bargained for after posting a video online of a three-year-old congregation member proudly singing, "Ain't no homos gonna make it to heaven."