The state of Washington will pay six people a total of $11 million to settle claims they suffered horrible abuse as children at the hands of their state-appointed guardians. Alexander Gonzalez, Michelle Harris, Elizabeth Tapia and Aurora Tapia filed suit against the state last year. Rebecca Miranda and Anthony Winton joined the suit later. They [...]

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A lawsuit on behalf of five Lincoln County elementary students accuses local school officials of failing to report and prevent “sexual harassment and assault” by a 6-year-old boy who they said touched their genitals, hit them in the crotch and exposed himself. The federal suit, filed on Nov. 15, names as defendants: the Lincoln County [...]

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TTAPR on September 16th, 2011

Daphne Melin, 32, of Long Island was arrested this week after video surfaced of her egging on a schoolyard fight between her 12-year-old daughter and a fellow tween classmate. Cell phone footage of the fight, which occurred outside a local school this past Sunday, also allegedly depicts Melin spitting on another youngster, and then kneeing [...]

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A Valley dad is under arrest for encouraging a fight involving his sons and another boy, and allegedly using a handgun to keep others from stepping in to help. The family affair happened on Tuesday at a park near Val Vista and Elliot in Gilbert. Freddy Canada, 16, says emotions have been running high between [...]

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Californians exonerated of child abuse charges remain on the state’s official list of offenders. It has been nine years since Craig and Wendy Humphries were arrested by a Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy and listed as child abusers on California’s state index, based on a false report filed by Craig Humphries’ teenage daughter. The charges [...]

Continue reading about California. Cleared of Child Abuse, But Unable to Clear Name. Seems to be recurring problem in many states

TTAPR on August 27th, 2010 Iowa child protective services have been removing children from their homes at a rate twice the national average. Roughly 50,000 of the state’s 3 million residents have been placed on a “child abuse registry”. There are millions of Americans on such child protection registries in at least 45 other states that reflect the same [...]

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In Iowa, it’s far too easy to get on the child abuse registry and far too difficult to get off of the registry. NYS OCFS had this problem too.  NY’s solution was to shred 25,000 name clearing hearing petitions.  See Story. Next session, Iowa lawmakers must finally tackle the state’s child abuse registry. They need [...]

Continue reading about The Unintended Consequences of an Unduly Restrictive, Illegal and Discriminatory Restraint and Other Practices In Iowa Results in 50,000 people on a child abuse register blacklist