Latest Child welfare News

Malaysia expels Frenchman accused of inspiring kidnapping

Jun. 13, 2021 11:42 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — A Frenchman accused of inspiring the kidnapping in eastern France of a girl whose mother had lost custody was expelled by Malaysia on Sunday. France had issued an Interpol arrest notice for Remy Daillet-Wiedemann, who was detained on immigration charges by...

NC court: Students can use constitution to fight bullying

Jun. 11, 2021 22:12 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The constitutional right of North Carolina's children to have access to a good public school education also applies to individual students who aren't getting help to stop classroom bullying and harassment against them, the state Supreme Court ruled Friday. ...

New Mexico congresswoman joins Biden's pre-K investment push

Jun. 11, 2021 21:08 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Congresswoman Teresa Leger Fernández told a crowd of educators and parents on Friday that she wants federal help to cap child care costs and raise pay for child care workers. The Democrat toured a pre-K Santa Fe school in her home...

Teacher accused of assaulting at-risk teen at school

Jun. 11, 2021 14:32 PM EDT

ALBEMARLE, N.C. (AP) — An assistant instructor at a military-style school for at-risk teens is accused of sexually assaulting a student in her dorm room, a North Carolina sheriff's office said. The Stanly County Sheriff’s Office said Cody Lee Eudy, 28, was arrested on...

Korean adoptee films pain of mother-child separations

Jun. 10, 2021 21:24 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Bringing her camera to a home for unwed mothers on South Korea’s Jeju island, Sun Hee Engelstoft anticipated an empowering story about young women keeping their babies. Instead, she ended up with a raw and unsettling documentary about how a...

West Virginia child welfare bureau to split into two

Jun. 10, 2021 04:02 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Two newly dedicated West Virginia state offices will deal with child welfare and family assistance. The state is creating a Bureau for Social Services and a Bureau for Family Assistance and Supports to streamline its handling of child welfare,...

Young adults sue for right to carry guns in Minnesota

Jun. 09, 2021 09:35 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Three young adults have filed a federal lawsuit alleging Minnesota's minimum age of 21 to carry a gun is unconstitutional. The Minneapolis Star Tribune reported Wednesday that Kristin Worth, Austin Dye and Axel Anderson filed...

Released California sex offender charged with molesting boys

Jun. 08, 2021 20:34 PM EDT

TULARE, Calif. (AP) — A registered sex offender who was freed after a judge said his right to a speedy trial was violated by a 17-year delay has been charged with sexually abusing two children in California's Central Valley. Jorge Vasquez was charged with eight counts...

Well-known Kentucky prosecutor faces wire fraud charges

Jun. 08, 2021 19:00 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky prosecutor who twice ran for statewide office was indicted on wire fraud charges stemming from an alleged scheme that funneled more than $365,000 from a delinquent tax fund into personal accounts, federal prosecutors said Tuesday. ...

Whitmer: Expand preschool to 22,000 4-year-olds in Michigan

Jun. 08, 2021 17:51 PM EDT

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Tuesday proposed expanding government-funded preschool to 22,000 eligible but unenrolled 4-year-olds in Michigan, saying too many cannot access an “incredible opportunity” because of inadequate funding. The...