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NY to spend $4M to boost investigations of child abuse

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state will spend $4 million to boost child abuse investigations. The money announced by Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday will pay for video recording equipment and other technology used in child abuse investigations. ...

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New York pays $3M to family of molested boy

ALBANY — New York state is paying $3 million to the family of developmentally disabled boy repeatedly molested by a staffer at a state-run group home who later wrote that lax supervision at the facility made it “a predator’s dream.” ...

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Grand jury report blasts NY foster care system

HAUPPAUGE — A foster parent accused of sexually abusing boys in his care could have been stopped years earlier if not for “abysmal” communication among the child-welfare agencies involved, according to a special grand jury report obtained by The Associated ...

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Enhanced training for child abuse probes

An online course is being launched by the state for law enforcement officials to improve the initial response to child abuse allegations. The training is to help officers better identity, understand and investigate child abuse cases to enhance prosecution and ...

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Report: Federal government failing to protect children

The federal government’s failure to enforce the nation’s child protection laws is a “national disgrace” that leaves abused children vulnerable to future harm, according to a three-year study by two child advocacy groups. The 110-page report released Tuesday identified some ...

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Court of Appeals — Child Abuse: In the Matter of Dashawn W., et al.

New York State Court of Appeals Child Abuse Depraved Indifference — Severe Abuse In the Matter of Dashawn W., et al. No. 71 Judge Read Background: The respondent administration for Children’s Services commenced removal proceedings after social workers at the children’s ...

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Child discipline and the law

The lines between discipline and child abuse are not clearly defined. Most people would agree that children need discipline, but their thoughts on how to administer it and what is excessive vary from across the street to around the world.

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