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Wednesday, August 23, 2017

LK Report for 8/23/17 - The prosecutor almost cooked the baby but it's OK because he works for the court.

Here are today's headlines.  
Check back later.  You never know when I might update this post.

On a too-regular basis the public is shocked by revelations of children who are not adequately protected by the child welfare system, or are harmed in its care. Programs are criticized, responsible ministers pilloried and, inevitably, more public money is poured into the child welfare system.

More >> Why child welfare is always in crisis

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — She was 12, and seeking an abortion after being sexually assaulted and impregnated by her stepfather.

More >> Child Welfare System Failed 12-Year Old Impregnated By Stepdad: Report

HARRISON COUNTY, Ohio — Harrison County Prosecutor Owen Beetham spent much of Thursday morning talking about a case of a parent leaving a child in a car.

More >> Prosecutor admits mistake by leaving daughter in car

Note: Of course any other parent who didn't work for the state would have been arrested.   In this case, however, he will get off scott free.

Thousands of children are being denied time with their fathers, due to prison rules that tie entitlement to family visits to male inmates’ behavior, a charity claims.

Barnardo’s has written to the Prisons Minister, Sam Gyimah, calling for a change to ‘unfair’ rules, which the charity claims “punish” children whose fathers haven’t demonstrated “positive and motivated behavior”.

More >> ‘Unfair’ Prison Rules ‘Punish’ Children For Their Father’s Behaviour, Claims Barnardo’s

CHARLESTON —Department of Health and Human Resources Secretary Bill Crouch said the state is experiencing a child welfare crisis.

In a Tuesday presentation to the Legislative Oversight Commission on Health and Human Resources Accountability, Crouch said the DHHR is experiencing a record number of child protection referrals and removals from the home.

More >> DHHR Secretary says W.Va. Experiencing child welfare crisis

A couple has been awarded compensation of $3.25m (£2.53m) after their adopted baby son was murdered by his birth father, weeks after he regained custody of the child.

More >> Couple forced to hand adopted son back to biological parents, father murders baby weeks later

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