Our project, “Unsafe Homes: Children in Peril,” put a spotlight on the issue. A legislative advocate for children is optimistic about pending reforms.
Unsafe Homes: Children in Peril
The damage to babies and children in the state is causing mild learning disabilities, damaging neurological conditions … and deaths.
The advocates say assessments done in Maine child protective cases are not thorough and continue to leave children at risk in their homes.
Maddox Williams, born to parents battling drug and alcohol addictions, didn’t live to age 4. His mother is charged with his murder.
‘Nothing’s changed’ in the child welfare system, says a former school nurse who will never forget a 10-year-old girl who suffered so much.
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