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Friday, July 28, 2017

LK Daily Report for 7/28/17 - Systematic Failures

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A new report released Friday found ethical lapses and mistakes deemed "highly irresponsible" under the state's former child services director, George Sheldon, who favored a circle of associates he imported from Florida after he took over the Department of Children and Family Services.


A Contact 5/Palm Beach Post investigation uncovers what many investigators are calling "a crisis" inside the Department of Children and Families. Large caseloads, high turnover, low pay, voluminous paperwork, and pressure to meet performance goals - make the job impossible, child protective investigators say, and put children in a dangerous position.

More >> Falsifying DCF Records: Former Investigator says 'it's common knowledge'

First Nations foster child Kawliga Potts was killed by his foster mother Lily Choy in January 2007. Choy was later convicted of manslaughter.

More >> Judge blames social workers' 'failure' to do their jobs for 2007 death of foster child

Northampton County children and youth caseworker Shannon Snyder lies awake wondering about the teenage girl she met earlier in the day who feared her strict parents could kill her.

More >> Frazzled child welfare workers struggle as abuse reports soar

Note: I've said it before and I'll say it again.  CPS is only half the problem and the only thing lower than a CPS Agent is a Rat.

A former social worker from Crawfordsville was arrested and charged with three counts of sexual misconduct with a minor Thursday. Amy Walls, 46, Crawfordsville was taken into custody on a warrant out of Allen County. According to court documents, the charges were filed Wednesday in Allen County Superior Court.

More >> C’ville woman charged with sex crimes
Investigators inside the Florida Department of Children and families say Florida is putting children at risk.

More >> DCF Workers: State Is Failing Kids

The publisher of the Mail Online will pay out damages to Madonna over a “serious invasion of privacy” after the website published details of the singer’s four-year-old twin daughters in January.


SALT LAKE CITY — When a child is sick, parents go to doctors looking for a diagnosis, prescription or treatment plan. Sometimes they find conflict.

More >> What rights do parents have when they disagree with doctors?

The head of the state’s child welfare agency, hired seven months ago to revive a mission that critics say had been sacrificed in recent years to save money, faced plenty of questions from lawmakers Thursday.

More >> DCYF director on the hot seat over department training, investigations

Following reports of high caseloads, high turnover and little experience among Child Protective Investigators in Palm Beach County, The Post and WPTV decided to investigate.

More >> DCF casework by the numbers: An inside look

An Ankeny couple who adopted nine children with disabilities from foster care has been charged with child endangerment for allegations of physical abuse.

More >> EXCLUSIVE: After 68 police reports, Ankeny couple who adopted 9 kids charged with abuse

Orphanages seem like the easy route, but what we don't realise is that they stunt the physical, mental and emotional development of a child.

More >> Orphanages Are Not Conducive To Child Development

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