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New York Times: Child Abuse Investigations Didn't Reduce Risk, a Study Finds

By Nicholas Bakalar. October 11, 2010. Child Protective Services investigated more than three million cases of suspected child abuse in 2007, but a new study suggests that the investigations did little or nothing to improve the lives of those children.

Courier Journal: Task force proposed child welfare improvements

October 24, 2007.  A Kentucky "blue ribbon panel" will meet in Frankfort, KY to finalize recommendations to the state's child welfare system, including improving and standardizing training for social workers, judges and lawyers handling cases of child abuse and neglect, ensuring poor parents have lawyers appointed to represent them at the first court appearance, and improving education and information for parents involved in child welfare proceedings in their rights and responsibilities.

Deseret News: Do kin background checks hurt kids?

October 1, 2007. A new Utah Law that does away with emergency placement of abused or neglected children with relatives is sharpening criticism from two national child-protection advocacy groups and fraying family ties of those caught in the middle.



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