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Sunday, September 09, 2007

Children removed from homes going to shelters because of a legal snafu

Law puts abused kids with strangers, not kin

Utah's misinterpretation of a federal law meant to protect abused children may be causing them more harm.

Children who are removed from their homes by the Utah Division of Children and Family Services (DCFS) are being parked in temporary shelters - sometimes for six weeks, or longer - when they could be staying with a family member, like a grandparent, or a friend of the family.

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