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NATIONAL EXPERTS ASK JUDGE TO CLOSE LAURA DESTER CHILDREN’S CENTER (05.24.18)

National experts ask judge to close Laura Dester Children’s Center, remove all foster children

NBC 2, May 24, 2018

“We are very concerned about the children at the Laura Dester Shelter and the state’s inability to care for them,” said Marcia Robinson Lowry, Executive Director of A Better Childhood. “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…”

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JUDGES WRESTLE OVER WHETHER TEXAS MISTREATS FOSTER KIDS SO BADLY, IT TRAMPLES THEIR RIGHTS (04.30.18)

Judges wrestle over whether Texas mistreats foster kids so badly, it tramples their rights

Dallas News, April 30, 2018

A panel of three judges appeared divided Monday on whether Texas has breached the U.S. Constitution in how it treats foster children – and if so, what should be done about it.

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CHILD PROTECTION SERVICES, ONCE LAUDED, NOW IN CONTEMPT OF COURT (03.13.18)

Child Protection Services, once lauded, now in contempt of court

Mississippi Today, March 13, 2018

The state’s Department of Child Protection Services has once again violated a court order in the long-running Olivia Y settlement, the lawsuit responsible for dismantling and then rebuilding the state’s foster care system, according to a lawyer for the plaintiffs in the case.

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