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Breaking up should be last resort

More than 180 Indiana children per week are removed from their homes by the state. For an outsider to say which of those moves are justified and which are not would be a reach of absurd lengths. Yet the broad picture painted by the high and rising figure does call into question the state’s claim […]

June 9th, 2010
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State Accused of Placing Girl With Rapist

By KARINA BROWN  ShareThis     PORTLAND, Ore. (CN) – Oregon took a 5-year-old girl from her parents and placed her in foster care with her grandmother and her grandmother’s husband, who had twice been convicted of rape, and he raped her for 5 years until she reported it when she was 10, the girl, now a […]

September 4th, 2009
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New York City’s retreat from reform

New York City’s retreat from reform     In all of American child welfare, no one has a tougher job than John Mattingly, commissioner of New York City’s Administration for Children’s Services. And there is no one in America who could have done a better job than Mattingly when the system was engulfed in crisis in 2006. […]

August 31st, 2009
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