"Penalties from that process have cost child welfare agencies nearly $11 million and counting in Georgia, North Carolina, Rhode Island, South Carolina and Washington, D.C., according to ACF spokesman Kenneth Wolfe. Sanctions against South Carolina and Rhode Island are ongoing, while the penalties against the other states have ended. The penalties are relatively small compared to overall agency budgets..."
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"The North Carolina Republican Party has filed two complaints against Blueprint North Carolina, a nonprofit that distributes information and coordinates activities for a variety of nonprofits in the state, including the Coalition Against Domestic Violence and the Center for Voter Education."
"One of the tweaks involves the new makeup of an Adoptions Committee that determines where children in foster care are placed. But DSS social workers and other staff have also been reassigned across the board, which some say has caused undesired consequences."
"Officials still refuse to answer Channel 9's questions about apparent special treatment after the Parsons were led through a special entrance in the DSS office. Sandy and Casey Parsons walked out the front door more than an hour after being secretly ushered into a special back entrance at Rowan County DSS. "
"Turner's battle for child custody protections for military servicemembers started several years ago when a Captain in the Kentucky National Guard lost custody of her daughter after returning from an 18-month mobilization. It took two years and $25,000 of legal custody battles for the Captain's custody rights to be restored."
"The court heard more from Joshua Houser in his own words, text messages between him and Kilah's mother, Kirbi Davenport. The tone of the texts changed from affectionate to troubling on May 16 of 2012, when Houser wrote, "Come home now." Three minutes later he sent her a message that said, "Call me now." And the last one allowed into evidence read, "Call me now. Kilah's Hurt." Lisa Burris, who is the grandmother of Houser's daughter from a previous relationship...."