Child neglect

File photo of prairie dogs. (Photo by JEAN-CHRISTOPHE VERHAEGEN/AFP/GettyImages)

Couple Charged After Kids Found Living In Filth With Prairie Dogs, Other Animals

A western New York couple faces charges after authorities say they found four children living among two dozen animals and filth inside their home.

01/17/2013

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Dad Accused Of Killing Infant Son By Squeezing Head, Throwing Him Into Chair

The Maine attorney general’s office has brought a murder charge against a father who told police he squeezed his infant son’s head and threw him into a chair, causing injuries that led to his death.

05/09/2012

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Lawmakers Consider Changes To Child Abuse List

A bill that would allow rehabilitated people to apply to have their names removed from the state child abuse and neglect registry is facing its first round of votes in the Connecticut General Assembly.

03/26/2012

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DCF Changes Abuse Investigation Policies

The Connecticut Department of Children and Families is changing the way it investigates reports of child neglect and abuse by creating separate responses for low and high-risk incidents.

03/05/2012

(Courtesy DCF website)

DCF To Change Abuse/Neglect Reporting Practices

Officials with the Department of Children and Families say they are finalizing changes that will soon reform how the state’s child welfare agency deals with less serious neglect cases by working more closely with families.

02/09/2012

Jessie Meeks, Andy Meeks (Photos Courtesy Middletown Police

Couple Arrested On Child Neglect Charges

A Middletown couple is charged with five counts of cruelty and five counts of risk of injury to a minor after police found five malnourished and unwashed children living in their home.

06/07/2011

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