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Child Welfare

Doctors and other mandatory reporters in hospitals are not always great about knowing when to call in abuse or maltreatment, writes Chelsea Conaboy, a medical writer for the Boston Globe.

Indiana Department of Child Services boss James Payne is reinforcing the agency's emphasis on keeping children in their homes after media reports detailing child deaths and the recent arrest of a case supervisor, reports RTV6’s Joanna Massee.


Alyssa Newcomb of ABC News reports on an interesting contrast to the horrendous Penn State sex abuse scandal: Two Florida Catholic School teachers are suing the Archdiocese of Miami, claiming they were fired for reporting sex abuse they suspected involving the school principal and a seventh grade student.

Juvenile Justice

Florida’s juvenile justice director lauded one of her counties for driving down juvenile justice involvement by focusing on early childhood protection and development programs, reports Cindy Swirko of the Gainesville Sun.

Based on this story from the Chicago Tribune, the juvenile detention population has declined in some parts of Illinois to the extent that one county’s detention has recently accommodated the juveniles from four other counties.