Indiana child services in hot water; OK wants to stop child abuse deaths; Washington, DC, homeless families risk CPS probe; CA man charged after video shows he hit son with belt

Youth Opportunity Center juveniles walk through the hallways to their different classes. The Muncie facility was one of those to be closed in plan to “right-size” network.

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It’s abandoned a plan to “right-size” the state’s network of youth treatment centers, but the Indiana Department of Child Services is still facing criticism, according to this detailed story by Keith Roysdon and Douglas Walker on Starpress.com.  Many people say that centralizing parts of its operation — including a centralized call system for reporting child abuse and long-distance oversight of local cases — is just not working.

This story aptly demonstrates how a policy of dealing with problems downstream instead of instituting

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