Quebec Human Rights Commission Looks At Lev Tahor Intervention

I love a well-constructed thesis, and this is particularly so when it comes to issues that are of genuine concern to me. I mention this because a brilliant thesis, The Biopolitics Of Indigenous Reproduction: Colonial Discourse And The Overrepresentation Of Indigenous Children In The Canadian Child Welfare System, by Laura Christine Luise Landertinger of Queen’s […]

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New Reports on Foster Care, Child Welfare, CPS

LOS ANGELES COUNTY The Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services failed to disburse some $1.8 million in child support and other payments owed to foster children when they reached adulthood and left the system, according to a new audit issued by the County Auditor-Controller. The department has also been sitting on $7.2 […]

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Final Thoughts on the Justina Pelletier Case

The courts are not to determine which side of a medical dispute is sound where each side is supported by reason and logic.Sevigny’s Case, 337 Mass. 747 (1958)   In what appears to be the most promising development of the last 15 months, Justina Pelletier was transferred by ambulance on Monday to the Justice Resource […]

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Not A Happy Mother’s Day for Justina Pelletier’s Mom

It is traumatic for children to be removed from their families. Everything in their world changes: their caretakers, the house they live in, the bed they sleep in, playmates, school, community, and place of worship. Contact with their families in familiar settings is important to reassure them. Visitation is also essential so that parents and […]

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Justina Pelletier Case Opens Window On Broken System

The world has watched as the Massachusetts child protection system unleashed its all of its powers against a teen-aged girl by the name of Justina Pelletier in the name of protecting her. For well in excess of a year, the public has watched her steady deterioration as she remained in state care. While promises have […]

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