- Police: Teen bolts from courthouse
- DCF Pays $150,000 to Settle Sexual Harassment Claim
- Dennis Rodman barred by restraining order from ex-wife, kids
- NY court: Custodial parent can be guilty of kidnap
- Case worker hearing pushed back
- Couple charged with draining adopted son's bank account
- Adopted victim testifies about Pa. sex assaults
- Leading article: False economies do more harm to children in care
- DCF official's ouster linked to alleged affair, sexual harassment
- Couple turns to Twitter for adoption
- Okla. governor signs human services bills into law
- Bill would help foster youths with school records
- Federal Law Introduced to Ease Transfer of Foster Youth Education Records
- Child's Anti-Gay Song Lyrics Lead to Death Threats For Church Pastor, Members
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Note: Sooner or later these people are going to have to come to terms with the fact that they're pissing people off.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Posted: 31 May 2012 07:22 PM PDT
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.
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
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.
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."
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