Parents Charged With Murder of Infant Found Buried in Shallow Grave

By CR Staff

Vanessa Martinez died less than three months after being born and, according to the local Sheriff’s Department, her parents are to blame. However, Child Protective Services (CPS) may bear some of the responsibility in this tragedy as well. The TriValley Central reports: CPS confirmed to the Arizona Daily Star that there was a previous report […]

CASA Volunteers in Louisiana are Making a Difference for Kids in Foster Care

By CR Staff

Children and families grappling with the foster care system often feel like no one is in their corner. Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) volunteers can play a vital role in helping them navigate the system and life. The Advertiser tells the story of one former foster youth in Lafayette, Louisiana, who got the help he […]

Controversy Rising Over Death of Boy Under State Supervision

By CR Staff

Khalil Wimes spent much of his short life under the watch of the Philadelphia Department of Human Services (DHS). However, the system that was supposed to protect him may carry some blame for his death at just six years old. The Philadelphia Inquirer has more: The Inquirer review found that, in the last eight months […]

Federal Cuts Jeopardize Child Welfare Programs in Arkansas

By CR Staff

Programs that Arkansas officials say “have helped thousands of struggling families” will be cut because of the loss of federal funding. KARK 4 News has more: The cuts will require the Department of Human Services (DHS) to eliminate a child abuse prevention program that put workers in 27 school districts, eliminate funding for Family Resource […]

Shaken, Beaten or Both: Mother’s Boyfriend Leaves Two-Year-Old with Traumatic Brain Injury

By CR Staff

A two-year-old boy in Spartanburg, South Carolina is clinging to life after his mother’s boyfriend allegedly beat him. The Spartanburg Herald Journal has more on the boy’s life-threatening injuries: A Greenville Memorial Hospital physician told detectives on Wednesday that she and a neurologist believe the child has traumatic brain injury from having been shaken, beaten […]

Foster Care Funds on the Chopping Block in Arizona

By CR Staff

Money for Arizona’s foster care system may fall victim to the state’s budget process if the legislature can’t come up with additional funds. Phoenix’s ABC 15 spoke to one foster family to get their reaction. Matthew and Cathy Barto have fostered six children over the last seven years, and they don’t understand why state lawmakers […]