Child Abuse

Child Advocates
9:05 pm
Tue September 23, 2014

Growing Awareness of Need for Child Advocates

Marion County Circuit Court Judge Michael Aloi swears in a CASA volunteer. The volunteer, Tracy Taylor, now serves as the Executive Director of the WV CASA Association.
Credit CASA of Marion County

Court Appointed Special Advocate programs operate in many West Virginia counties, serving the victims of child abuse and neglect. As county program directors, board members and volunteers gather in Wheeling this week for an annual meeting, they’ll get to know Tracy Taylor, the new Executive Director of the program’s state umbrella organization. Taylor hopes to foster program stability and expansion.

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Child Abuse Allegations
2:32 pm
Mon April 14, 2014

Kanawha Prosecutor Says He Won't Resign

Credit Marcus Constantino (@AMTino) / Charleston Daily Mail

Kanawha County prosecutor Mark Plants says his office doesn't have a conflict investigating domestic violence cases involving children.
 
Plants is facing a domestic battery charge. He's accused of hitting one of his sons more than 10 times with a leather belt on Feb. 22.
 

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Child Abuse
11:32 am
Tue April 8, 2014

Parent Sues Center in Romney, Alleges Son Abused

Credit www.potomaccenter.com

A center for developmentally disabled people is being sued by a parent who alleges employees abused a 17-year-old former resident.
 
The lawsuit claims that the Potomac Center in Romney was negligent in in hiring, training and supervising staff to prevent the alleged abuse.
 

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West Virginia Morning
11:34 am
Mon March 24, 2014

Child Advocacy Groups Question Budget, Holocaust Survivor Dr. Edith Levy and Her Life's Work

Child advocacy groups question Gov. Tomblin's budget prioroties. Our Story of the Jews radio series continues with Dr. Edith Levy, a survivor of the Holocaust who's lived in Morgantown since the 1950s, recalls her life and work in reminding people of the harsh realities of what happened.

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Budget Priorities
8:55 am
Mon March 24, 2014

Child Advocacy Groups Question Priorities in Governor Tomblin's Vetoes

Credit Gov. Tomblin's office (@GovTomblin / Twitter)

Child abuse and poverty prevention advocates are questioning Governor Earl Ray Tomblin’s priorities.

Among the $67 million worth of cuts from the budget bill Thursday was about a $1 million reduction in funding for programs meant to prevent child abuse and child poverty.

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W.Va. Budget Reactions
3:59 pm
Fri March 21, 2014

Child Advocacy Groups Question Governor's Priorities

Credit Gov. Tomblin's office (@GovTomblin / Twitter)

Child abuse and poverty prevention advocates are questioning Governor Earl Ray Tomblin’s priorities.

Among the $67 million worth of cuts from the budget bill Thursday was about a $1 million reduction in funding for programs meant to prevent child abuse and child poverty.

Governor Tomblin started the 2014 session with a budget that cut funding for programs like In Home Family Education, Family Resource Networks, Child Advocacy Centers and other child abuse prevention programs.

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Child Abuse
11:13 am
Mon March 10, 2014

Romney Center Abuse Allegations Probe Continues

Credit www.potomaccenter.com

A West Virginia State Police spokesman says an investigation of child abuse allegations at a center in Romney might not be completed until the fall.
 
Lt. Michael Baylous tells The Cumberland Times-News of Maryland that state police investigators are still conducting interviews. He says some of those being interviewed are special needs children.
 

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The Legislature Today
7:15 pm
Thu February 13, 2014

House Takes on E-Cigarettes and Sexual Abuse, Senate Moves Bills From Interims, & Child Poverty

The House of Delegates passes a bill to make the sale e-cigarettes illegal to minors and addresses the issue of sexual abuse of minors. The
Senate deals with two issues--state purchasing and pseudoephedrine--that have been in mind since interims. Representatives of the Our Children, Our Future campaign to end child poverty discuss their legislative priorities with Beth Vorhees.

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Law & Order
3:01 pm
Tue January 21, 2014

Child Abuse Alleged at Private Center in Romney

Credit www.potomaccenter.com

State police are investigating abuse allegations at a nonprofit Romney center that serves children with developmental disabilities.
 
     The state removed 24 children from the Potomac Center last week. The move came after upper management reported the allegations to the Department of Health and Human Resources.
 

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