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A program that advocates for children in abuse and neglect cases will be coming to Christian County.

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In a legislative committee hearing on Monday, Kentucky health officials outlined the daunting task of trying to find permanent homes for children in the state’s adoption and foster care system, as a law that seeks to reform the system begins to roll out.

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A state agency says the number of substantiated findings of child abuse and neglect in Kentucky rose 55 percent over a four-year period.

A current and a former state social worker pleaded with lawmakers to help alleviate staff shortages and rising caseloads.

Child Fatality Panel Meets First Time On Tuesday

Nov 27, 2012

Members of a new state review panel tasked with overseeing child fatalities and near fatalities will begin their work by examining the cases of eight children who died over the past year.

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