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Child Welfare

Florida child welfare boss David Wilkins is touring the state garnering political will for a $60 million budget bump to reform the system, reports Dale White of Florida’s Herald Tribune.


A. Ananthalakshmi and Megha Mandavia of Reuters report on the recent Inspector General’s report finding “serious vulnerability” in the distance education market, demonstrated by recent cases of fraud.

Juvenile Justice

Tennessee is the 15th state to be deemed compliant with the Adam Walsh Act, reports the Associated Press. The Walsh Act requires each state to align their sex offender registries with federal minimum standards.

In Mecklenburg County (Charlotte), North Carolina, the courts begin to deal with a difficult case in which an allegedly abused teen ambushed and killed his father and stepmother, reports Meghan Cooke of the Charlotte Observer.

Robert Powell, the developer who owned two juvenile detention centers at the heart of the Luzerne County juvenile court scandal, will be sentenced on November 4, reports Dave Janoski of the Citizens Voice.