Legally Kidnapped A judge to order Illinois reforms for child services

February 20, 2015 § Leave a comment

Legally Kidnapped
Rampant medication use found among L.A. County foster, delinquent kids
Raising our children on fear
ACLU asks judge to order Illinois reforms for child services
Rauner faces pressure from ACLU to overhaul child services
Orphan Trains were precursor to child foster system
Woman stabbed to death by foster child ‘very sweet’, inquiry hears
Michael Beer Indicted On 1st Degree Murder Charge In Death Of Foster Child Trysten Adams
Connecticut Schools Pin Down and Restrain “Staggering” Number of Kids
Woman stabbed to death by her foster child ‘wanted to help kids’
$558 per hour paid out in child-welfare case
Rampant medication use found among L.A. County foster, delinquent kids
Posted: 17 Feb 2015 04:50 AM PST
Rampant medication use found among L.A. County foster, delinquent kids

Los Angeles County officials are allowing the use of powerful psychiatric drugs on far more children in the juvenile delinquency and foster care systems than they had previously acknowledged, according to data obtained by The Times through a Public Records Act request.

Raising our children on fear
Posted: 17 Feb 2015 04:42 AM PST
Raising our children on fear

We all want what is best for our children. We want them to be happy and successful, and we want to protect them from harm. But what if we are protecting them from extremely remote threats while ignoring the things that most endanger their well-being?
ACLU asks judge to order Illinois reforms for child services
Posted: 16 Feb 2015 09:33 PM PST
ACLU asks judge to order Illinois reforms for child services

The American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois has asked a federal judge to order the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services to start enacting court-ordered reforms.
Rauner faces pressure from ACLU to overhaul child services
Posted: 16 Feb 2015 09:00 PM PST
Rauner faces pressure from ACLU to overhaul child services

First-term Gov. Bruce Rauner has come under increasing pressure to overhaul Illinois’ troubled child welfare system after a leading civil rights group asked for quick federal court action over “dangerously inadequate” care and services.

Orphan Trains were precursor to child foster system
Posted: 16 Feb 2015 08:34 PM PST
Orphan Trains were precursor to child foster system

An estimated 250,000 orphaned, abandoned and homeless children were placed with families throughout the United States and Canada during the Orphan Train Movement from 1854 to 1929. The majority of these children lived in New York City and found themselves destitute for a number of reasons.

Woman stabbed to death by foster child ‘very sweet’, inquiry hears
Posted: 16 Feb 2015 09:07 PM PST
Woman stabbed to death by foster child ‘very sweet’, inquiry hears

A woman killed by her 13-year-old foster child was a kind and caring person who had an affinity with children, her husband has told an inquiry.

Foster carer killing: Inquiry opens into Dawn McKenzie death

Michael Beer Indicted On 1st Degree Murder Charge In Death Of Foster Child Trysten Adams
Posted: 16 Feb 2015 08:18 PM PST
Michael Beer Indicted On 1st Degree Murder Charge In Death Of Foster Child Trysten Adams

48-year-old Michael Beer of Port St. Lucie has been indicted on 1st degree murder and aggravated child abuse charges following the death of his 2-year-old foster child, Trysten Adams, court records show.
Connecticut Schools Pin Down and Restrain “Staggering” Number of Kids
Posted: 16 Feb 2015 09:23 AM PST
Connecticut Schools Pin Down and Restrain “Staggering” Number of Kids

Connecticut public schools are far too quick to restrain or isolate unruly children against their will, leaving hundreds with injuries and many others with unmet educational needs, a state report released last week found.

Woman stabbed to death by her foster child ‘wanted to help kids’
Posted: 16 Feb 2015 08:23 AM PST
Woman stabbed to death by her foster child ‘wanted to help kids’

A woman killed by her 13-year-old foster child was a kind and caring person who had an affinity with children, her husband has told an inquiry.

$558 per hour paid out in child-welfare case
Posted: 16 Feb 2015 08:04 AM PST
$558 per hour paid out in child-welfare case

A state agency is bypassing state attorneys and paying a private law firm $558 an hour in an aggressive effort to try to end court oversight of Michigan’s child-welfare system.

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