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NCJ Number: 120028 Find in a Library
Title: Fixing Child Protective Services -- Washington State's Response to the Death of Eli Creekmore
Journal: American Association for Protecting Children  Volume:6  Issue:1  Dated:(Spring 1989)  Pages:13-18
Author(s): D Wilson
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 6
Type: Program Description (Demonstrative)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: As a result of a highly publicized child abuse death, the Washington State's Child Protective Service (CPS) system came under intense public scrutiny and reexamination.
Abstract: As a result of this reexamination, changes occurred in CPS statute, policy, and program. These changes include the broadening and clarification of investigative powers, new statutory language which elevates children's rights to safety and protection over parents' rights to care, new screening guidelines that have greatly increased the screening out of questionable CPS referrals, and a risk assessment tool providing a common language for discussion of cases for staff and other community professionals. The right approach to reforming CPS is to bring resources into line with responsibilities, provide clear and comprehensive program direction, and utilize sound management principles.
Main Term(s): Child protection services
Index Term(s): Child abuse fatalities; Child abuse situation remedies; Child protection laws; Washington
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