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  • Boy's alleged abuse described in graphic grand jury testimony

    Boy's alleged abuse described in graphic grand jury testimony
    Before 8-year-old Gabriel Fernandez was allegedly beaten to death by his mother and her boyfriend, they doused him with pepper spray, forced him to eat his own vomit and locked him in a cabinet with a sock stuffed in his mouth to muffle his screams, according to court records made public Monday.
  • Virginia woman pleads guilty of trying to cut off children's tattoos

    (Reuters) - A Virginia woman who tried to remove tattoos on her two young daughters with a heated razor blade has pleaded guilty to felony child abuse, according to court records. Melissa Delp, 35, was sentenced to eight years with six and a half of...

    Florida should report all child deaths, state senator says

    Florida should report all child deaths, state senator says
    TALLAHASSEE — The Senate sponsor of Florida's sweeping new child-welfare law says she'll be back next year with a bill to expand its reporting requirements. Sen. Eleanor Sobel, chairwoman of the Senate Children, Families and Elder Affairs...

    'Alternative response' is no solution to child abuse [Commentary]

    Earlier this month, The Baltimore Sun published an important story describing the expansion of Alternative Response (AR) across Maryland ("A new tactic to halt child abuse in Maryland," July 5). The new system assigns child abuse and neglect cases to...

    Critics of 'Alternative Response' are misinformed [Commentary]

    Over the past year Maryland's Department of Human Resources has begun implementing a different approach to families reported for child abuse and neglect called "Alternative Response" (AR). Also referred to as "Differential Response," similar reforms to...