child protective services

Here's what to know about how law enforcement and child protective services handle reports of abuse or neglect.
Centers that care for child abuse say they served 40,000 fewer kids this year compared with 2019, suggesting abuse is going unreported.
What went on in our house — the dog waste, the roaches — was our burden to carry alone. No one could know who we really were.
Jessica Bramer and Christian Reed were found dead in a Michigan motel room along with their dehydrated 6-month-old daughter, Skylah.
The highs, lows and things they wish they knew before they started.
Robert Cronin reportedly said his arrest is a result of a lack of scientific knowledge by police.
A South Bronx school started by a child welfare agency has gradually found answers for educating youth in foster care.
Teachers and school employees are required to report suspicions of child abuse to authorities. But sometimes schools misuse this authority to punish parents.
“My job as a teacher is to be a first responder to poverty,” says Greg Cruey, a middle school teacher at Southside K-8 school. “If my students learn other stuff too, that’s great.”
Grandparents, foster parents, teachers and school administrators are on the front lines of this crisis.
Why have things changed so dramatically in such a short time? It's not that there is more crime, as so many believe. As my
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The untold stories of 110 child abuse and neglect fatalities, and one state's failure to learn from tragedy.
The victim had little food, water, and only a bucket.
In the foster care system, it has long been recognized that to cut all aid at age 18 was to invite poor outcomes with disproportionately high numbers of foster youth experiencing homelessness, incarceration and diminished educational opportunity.
This story may seem ridiculous to some. The reality is this happens all the time in our country and it is a lesser-known atrocity of the drug war. Due to mandatory reporting requirements, the staff at the school may have been under a duty to involve Child Protective Services if Banda's son admitted marijuana was in his home.
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Meitiv received her first visit from CPS in October after a neighbor reported her for allowing her kids to walk home unsupervised
South Carolina single mom Debra Harrell allowed her daughter to play at a popular park for three days this summer. This was after the girl's laptop was stolen and she didn't want to just sit at mom's job -- McDonald's -- all day. A "Good Samaritan" saw the girl unsupervised and called 911.