Archive for August 31st, 2009

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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Is There Legal Immunity for Social Workers Who Lie?

It is an accepted principle that a parent has a constitutionally protected interest in the custody and care of his or her child.  This interest does have exceptions, especially when the child may be in immediate or apparent danger. This is when child protection services gets involved. Crucial to every child protection investigation is to […]

August 31st, 2009
Topic: DCFS Tags: None

State to receive fine for failing to meet federal child abuse standards

Illinois will pay the price for failing to lower the number of repeat episodes of child abuse and neglect. The state did not meet a federal goal for reducing the number repeat child abuse and neglect from September 2008 to March 2009, resulting in a fine. The federal government has set goals for child abuse […]

August 31st, 2009
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