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OLIVIA Y PLAINTIFFS TO BRYANT: REPLACE CPS HEAD OR GO TO COURT (05.31.18)

Olivia Y plaintiffs to Bryant: Replace CPS head or go to court

Mississippi Today, May 31, 2018

Citing “failure of leadership,” attorneys for plaintiffs in the Olivia Y. lawsuit asked a federal judge on Thursday to appoint an outside receiver to run the agency.

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CHILD WELFARE ADVOCATES: STRIP FOSTER CARE FROM STATE (05.31.18)

Child Welfare Advocates: Strip foster care from state

Clarion Ledger, May 31, 2018

A children’s rights group is asking a federal judge to appoint an independent party to oversee Mississippi’s troubled child welfare system, saying the state has failed to adequately protect children in its care for the past decade.

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‘ABUSE AND NEGLECT’ CITED AS OVERSIGHT PANEL ASKS JUDGE TO ORDER LAURA DESTER CHILDREN’S SHELTER CLOSED BY JUNE 30 (05.24.18)

‘Abuse and neglect’ cited as oversight panel asks judge to order Laura Dester children’s shelter closed by June 30

Tulsa World, May 24, 2018

“The state of Oklahoma has exacerbated this situation by placing only children with the greatest problems at the shelter, and then failing to move them into appropriate placements with staff who are specially trained to care for these children,” Lowery said. “This reflects the state’s continuing failure to plan for the placement of special needs children. The only solution is to prohibit the placement of any more children at Laura Dester, and to close intake immediately.”

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