Tag Archives: child abuse

10 Missing Children Cases Potentially Linked to Greek Mystery Girl

From Elinda Labropoulou and Laura Smith-Spark at CNN: About 10 cases of missing children are “being taken very seriously” in connection with the suspected abduction of a girl by a Roma couple in Greece, a spokesman for a Greek children’s charity said Tuesday. “They include children from the United States, Canada, Poland and France,” said […]

Texas Foster Care System Facing Reform

From Patricia Kilday Hart at the Houston Chronicle: In a 107-page opinion citing deficiencies in the Texas foster care system, a Corpus Christi federal judge this week paved the way forward for a classaction challenge to the state’s system of caring for abused and neglected children. Judge Janis Jack, of the U.S. Southern District, certified […]

Friday’s Children and the Law News Roundup

Dyslexia Researchers Launch Multicultural-Outreach Effort, Education Week Drs. Sally and Bennett Shaywitz, the co-directors of the Yale Center for Dyslexia and Creativity, based at Yale University, and longtime researchers of the reading disorder, have started a campaign to bring greater awareness of dyslexia to communities of color. The Multicultural Dyslexia Awareness Initiative had its first meeting earlier […]

Monday’s Children and the Law News Roundup

Man Wanted in Custody Case Returning to Oklahoma, www.abcnews.com The father of a Cherokee Indian girl mired in an adoption dispute was ordered to leave an Iowa National Guard base and return to Oklahoma, an Iowa Guard spokesman said Sunday. Brown, who is Cherokee, is charged with custodial interference involving his 3-year-old daughter, Veronica. A […]

Friday’s Children and the Law News Roundup

Court Upholds Search of School Aide’s Desk in Child Sex-Abuse Case, The School Law Blog – Education Week A police search of an instructional aide’s school desk for evidence of inappropriate communications with an elementary student did not violate the Fourth Amendment, Maryland’s highest court has ruled. The ruling came in the case of a […]

Friday’s Children and the Law News Roundup

Shake-up Underway at Federal Office of Juvenile Justice, Juvenile Justice Information Exchange Major changes in leadership, structure and funding are underway at the federal Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, changes that are likely to impact the way the office extends assistance to the field. For starters, the office will soon get its first […]

Should negligent child welfare workers spend time behind bars?

NPR covered an intriguing story last week about a pending New York criminal case that may have repercussions for child welfare workers across the country. Chereece Bell was a CPS supervisor in New York City. She supervised some of the worst cases of abuse in Brooklyn in an agency department called the “Hospital Unit.” When […]