State Child Protection. Legal news and articles for March 30 - 31, 2012

Will a movement emerge from Florida teen's death?Senegal: Protect Children From Forced BeggingSafety cracks in foster policiesSenegal: Protect Children from Forced BeggingWill A Movement Emerge From Florida Teen's Death?Will A Movement Emerge From Florida Teen's Death?Child abuse case team seen as way to cut delaysChild abuse case team seen as way to cut delaysUSC Upstate sponsors child advocacy conferenceSetting the toneFive-year-old girl a victim of forced marriageDon't leave child-abuse prevention to law enforcement aloneWho Does the “Stand Your Ground” Law Really Protect?Failure to act on child abuse 'not acceptableAbuse cases in child welfare system hit historic low

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Center for Alexandria's Children, local government seal cracks in a once ...
Alexandria TimesMarch 1, 2012

Inside is a highly coordinated fort bent on protecting children. Led by CAC executive director Giselle Pelaez, law enforcement, prosecutors, social workers and CAC staff investigate, pursue and deal with the aftermath of child abuse.more »

Governor Jindal Announces Legislation to Crack Down on Crime
KATC Lafayette NewsMarch 1, 2012

We will continue to utilize every available resource to prevent and apprehend those individuals who prey on the innocence of our children. We must also protect our communities and citizens from the violence of criminal street gangs.more »

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Will a movement emerge from Florida teen's death?
89.3 KPCCMarch 31, 2012

Trayvon was your child," Trayvon's mother, Sybrina Fulton, often says at rallies and news conferences. "I'm going to make sure this never happens to anybody else's child." It's a fledgling effort with a mission that is unclear, beyond protecting "young ...more »

Senegal: Protect Children From Forced Begging
AllAfrica.comMarch 31, 2012

"Forced child begging is one of the worst forms of child labor and despite being clearly visible, tens of thousands of talibés are still suffering in Senegal. The government must enforce its own laws to protect talibés from this abuse and ensure that ...more »

Safety cracks in foster policies
STLtoday.comMarch 31, 2012

His ordeal — only now brought into public view through a civil lawsuit and renewed investigations — raises fresh questions over the effectiveness of recent overhauls to Missouri's child protection system. In March 2009, the St. Louis County Family ...more »

Senegal: Protect Children from Forced Begging
Human Rights WatchMarch 31, 2012

Forced child begging is one of the worst forms of child labor and despite being clearly visible, tens of thousands of talibés are still suffering in Senegal. The government must enforce its own laws to protect talibés from this abuse and ensure that ...more »

Will A Movement Emerge From Florida Teen's Death?
WNYCMarch 31, 2012

Trayvon was your child," Trayvon's mother, Sybrina Fulton, often says at rallies and news conferences. "I'm going to make sure this never happens to anybody else's child." It's a fledgling effort with a mission that is unclear, beyond protecting "young ...more »

Will A Movement Emerge From Florida Teen's Death?
NPRMarch 31, 2012

Trayvon's mother is trying to trademark two popular slogans that contain his name. And the family is establishing a nonprofit to handle donations from supporters. In some ways, these may seem like unusual steps for parents still reeling from the death ...more »

Child abuse case team seen as way to cut delays
Victoria Times ColonistMarch 31, 2012

By Lindsay Kines, Times Colonist March 31, 2012 A special child abuse investigation unit proposed for Greater Victoria would reduce court delays and prevent tragic cases like the one highlighted this week, in which sexual assault charges were stayed ...more »

Child abuse case team seen as way to cut delays
Victoria Times ColonistMarch 31, 2012

By Lindsay Kines, Times Colonist March 30, 2012 A special child abuse investigation unit proposed for Greater Victoria would reduce court delays and prevent tragic cases like the one highlighted this week, in which sexual assault charges were stayed ...more »

USC Upstate sponsors child advocacy conference
Spartanburg Herald JournalMarch 31, 2012

By Kim Kimzey About 400 people attended a child advocacy conference aimed at increasing awareness of child abuse, as well as its impact on children and the community. The third annual “Working Toward a Brighter Future for Children in South Carolina” ...more »

Setting the tone
Columbia Daily TribuneMarch 31, 2012

Before joining the diocese, Cooper worked in the arcane field of corporate compliance for American Century Investments, making certain the firm was obeying all financial regulations and laws. As reclamation projects go, rebuilding the diocese's ...more »

Five-year-old girl a victim of forced marriage
Telegraph.co.ukMarch 31, 2012

Last year David Cameron signalled his support for tightening up the law likening forced marriage to “slavery” and Theresa May pledged to “stamp out this appalling abuse”. But a similar consultation exercise eight years ago – which led to the ...more »

Don't leave child-abuse prevention to law enforcement alone
Statesman Journal (blog)March 31, 2012

“How many times have you said that to children, seeking to protect them from the scourge of child abuse? As advice, it's sound; as protection, it's flimsy. As Child Abuse Protection Month begins today, let's talk about what “protection” actually means.more »

Who Does the “Stand Your Ground” Law Really Protect?
Opposing ViewsMarch 31, 2012

Who does the “Stand Your Ground” law really protect? Eugene Robinson, a well-known columnist for the Washington Post, asked that very question in an interview on Martin Bashir's MSNBC news program Thursday. The Sanford Police Department in Florida did ...more »

Failure to act on child abuse 'not acceptable
Irish TimesMarch 30, 2012

FINE GAEL ARDFHEIS: IT IS unacceptable that people are aware of child abuse and neglect but fail to act, Minister for Children Frances Fitzgerald has said. Speaking on the opening night of the Fine Gael ardfheis at the Convention Centre Dublin, ...more »

Abuse cases in child welfare system hit historic low
Milwaukee Journal SentinelMarch 30, 2012

Friday's report comes a year and a half after the Journal Sentinel focused on the child welfare system in the award-winning series, "When Family Fails: A child's protection, a parent's right." The series focused on how children, having suffered the ...more »

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