State Child Protection. Legal news and articles for February 24 - 26, 2012

Criminal checks for volunteersPM: Please implement moves to protect children in far SouthFor the Love of Children: Is juvenile system too closed?Unborn babies given recognition in new lawsEx-IAS women officers to probe orphanage child abuseSafety of children not always a priority for state in domestic violence casesToews: Shedding light on Bill C-30 to protect childrenToews: Shedding light on Bill C-30 to protect childrenCriminal checks for volunteersShedding light on Bill C-30 to protect childrenGrandparents call out systemChild abuse regulations are clearConsultation on Child Protection Unit beginsDemocrats want child protection reviewedNWACC kicks off child abuse center campaign

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Child protection register welcomed, but questions linger about human rights
MaltaTodayFebruary 2, 2012

Law gives courts discretion to decide whether any convicted criminal may be entered on the register on the basis that he or she poses a potential (as opposed to actual) risk to children. The recent introduction of a register to protect children from ...more »

IN THE INTEREST OF J.D.B.
Leagle.comFebruary 2, 2012

Nicole Nolan of Youth Law Center, Des Moines, attorney and guardian ad litem for minor child. Considered by Danilson, PJ, and Tabor and Mullins, JJ. A mother appeals the termination of parental rights to her now three-year-old son.more »

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Criminal checks for volunteers
Farm WeeklyFebruary 26, 2012

Under the changes for volunteers, police records in every state and territory will be examined to check if they have convictions for sex or violence offences against children. The tougher NSW child protection laws, to go before Parliament later this ...more »

PM: Please implement moves to protect children in far South
The NationFebruary 26, 2012

A lack of such safeguards in the juvenile justice system may breach the child rights protection standards provided by the Juvenile and Family Court and its procedures act, which is applicable countrywide. The 36 documented cases related to children...more »

For the Love of Children: Is juvenile system too closed?
WSBT-TVFebruary 26, 2012

The 26-year-old southern Indiana man says he was worried enough about their infant that he called the state's child abuse hot line twice in late 2010. The first call — on Dec. 7 — was the day Baby Gaven was taken home from the hospital after having ...more »

Unborn babies given recognition in new laws
Sydney Morning HeraldFebruary 26, 2012

Causing the death of an unborn child will be viewed similar to murder by courts as part of proposed new WA laws. Causing the death of an unborn child will be viewed similar to murder by courts as part of new laws the state government wants to bring in.more »

Ex-IAS women officers to probe orphanage child abuse
The HinduFebruary 26, 2012

The panel has also been directed to look into the issues of direction and control, including persons responsible for such lapses, to examine adherence to various rules and regulations regarding care and protection of children and to make ...more »

Safety of children not always a priority for state in domestic violence cases
Lexington Herald LeaderFebruary 26, 2012

Additionally, state regulations say that the cabinet must conduct an assessment to see whether a child is at risk of harm from domestic violence. According to Jim Grace, assistant director of the cabinet's Division of Protection and Permanency, ...more »

Toews: Shedding light on Bill C-30 to protect children
Vancouver SunFebruary 25, 2012

As a prosecutor, child protection lawyer, federal and provincial attorney general, and in my current job as Canada's minister of public safety, I've always made it my goal to put victims first. Over the years, it became clear to me that Canada's laws...more »

Toews: Shedding light on Bill C-30 to protect children
Montreal GazetteFebruary 25, 2012

As a prosecutor, child protection lawyer, federal and provincial attorney general, and in my current job as Canada's minister of public safety, I've always made it my goal to put victims first. Over the years, it became clear to me that Canada's laws...more »

Criminal checks for volunteers
Sydney Morning HeraldFebruary 25, 2012

Under the changes for volunteers, police records in every state and territory will be examined to check if they have convictions for sex or violence offences against children. The tougher NSW child protection laws, to go before Parliament later this ...more »

Shedding light on Bill C-30 to protect children
Calgary HeraldFebruary 25, 2012

As a prosecutor, child protection lawyer, federal and provincial attorney general, and in my current job as Canada's minister of public safety, I've always made it my goal to put victims first. Over the years, it became clear to me that Canada's laws...more »

Grandparents call out system
TheNewsTribune.comFebruary 25, 2012

Josh Powell's in-laws said Thursday that Washington's child protection system is flawed and could better ensure the safety of children with changes in policy. MIKE BAKER; The Associated Press Josh Powell's in-laws said Thursday that Washington's child ...more »

Child abuse regulations are clear
Patriot-NewsFebruary 25, 2012

The court and district attorney ought to look closely at the law, because Mr. Curley's lawyer is wrong. Indeed, one part of Pennsylvania's Child Protective Services Law was amended in 2006 to expand the circle of protection to include children “under ...more »

Consultation on Child Protection Unit begins
IBNLive.comFebruary 25, 2012

KOCHI: The Human Rights Law Network (HRLN), an organisation of lawyers working for social causes, will hold a consultation on Saturday for setting up a child protection unit in the city. The consultation, which will be inaugurated by Dominic ...more »

Democrats want child protection reviewed
Post-TribuneFebruary 25, 2012

They're calling for a review of Department of Child Services' policies, performance, spending and the new child abuse hotline, which routes all reports to a call center in Indianapolis. The abuse hotline has received some criticism in recent weeks ...more »

NWACC kicks off child abuse center campaign
The City WireFebruary 24, 2012

BENTONVILLE — The dream of building a state-of-the-art center to train professionals to recognize and stop child abuse is a step closer to reality, said Victor Vieth, executive director of the National Child Protection Training Center, ...more »

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