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Dirty Little Secretsnew

The hidden reality of child sexual abuse.
LEO Weekly  |  George Halitzka  |  01-11-2012  |  Children & Families

Will State-Run Social Services Increase Costs and Confusion?new

In Colorado's El Paso country more than 9,200 child abuse and neglect reports through October were received this year, exceeding Denver County, the next-busiest, by close to 2,000 reports.
Colorado Springs Independent  |  Anthony Lane  |  11-05-2009  |  Children & Families

Child Abuse Cases Are Getting More Severenew

Child protection service providers in Madison say their caseloads have increased and they are seeing more severe abuse cases. Worse, the waiting lists for social service programs have gotten longer.
Isthmus  |  Joe Tarr  |  06-08-2009  |  Children & Families

Vermont's Commitment to Low-Income Kids is Being Testednew

Vermont can reduce violence to children. But the way to do so won't win any sexy headlines. The state can make kids safer from abuse by making them less poor.
Seven Days  |  Judith Levine  |  12-03-2008  |  Children & Families

Death By Prayernew

Eleven-year-old Madeline Kara Neumann died of diabetic complications as her parents prayed for her healing and stubbornly refused to call doctors. Now they face second-degree homicide charges. Will a religious exemption to child abuse laws--common to about 40 states--undermine their prosecution?
Isthmus  |  Erik Gunn  |  08-08-2008  |  Crime & Justice

Within These Wallsnew

Richmond's Child Advocacy Center is working to change.
Style Weekly  |  Brandon Reynolds  |  05-25-2006  |  Children & Families

Songwriting Geniusnew

Although John Darnielle, who records as the Mountain Goats, once disdained the reductive narcissism of confessional singer/songwriters, he has come to embrace the creative possibilities in his own life story.
Illinois Times  |  Rene Spencer Saller  |  05-09-2005  |  Reviews

Catholic Church Tries to Keep Court Documents Zipped Upnew

San Francisco Archbishop William Levada doesn't want the public to know about decades of alleged sexual misconduct by his clerics. But why are district attorneys in San Mateo, Marin and San Francisco helping him keep secrets?
SF Weekly  |  Ron Russell  |  01-24-2005  |  Crime & Justice

Child's Death Exposes Workings of a Moms-and-Pop Cultnew

After a 19-month-old boy was brought dead to an emergency room, investigators discovered four women in thrall to a self-styled mystic named Winnfred Wright. Wright appears to have used psychological coercion on the women, who bore him 13 children.
SF Weekly  |  Lessley Anderson  |  10-15-2004  |  Crime & Justice

Don't Ask, Don't Tell: After Moving, Child Molester Continued Abusenew

A former elementary school principal is facing trial for murder of an 11-year-old boy he took on a camping trip, after it was discovered he bought a poison detected at the scene of the boy's death. (Second in a two-part series)
Philadelphia Weekly  |  Aina Hunter  |  10-01-2004  |  Crime & Justice

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