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Ex-director of child welfare agency sentenced to probation

The former director of a county welfare agency in Pennsylvania has been sentenced to probation and house arrest after she pleaded guilty to endangering the welfare of children when she concealed abuse allegations to cut down a backlog of cases.

By The Associated Press

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Child welfare agency ex-head pleads guilty in backlog case

The former head of a county welfare agency in northeastern Pennsylvania is guilty of endangering children by concealing abuse allegations to clear a backlog of cases. Joanne Van Saun pleaded guilty Tuesday before a county judge in Harrisburg to endangering the welfare of children and two counts of obstruction.

By The Associated Press

State Supreme Court Justices say child welfare agency can’t mandate drug testing

“I think this is a great victory for the people against government intrusion."
By Mark Scolforo/The Associated Press

Child welfare services worry about kids who have gone off the grid during coronavirus pandemic

“We will see a rise in the cases of child abuse and neglect when this is over."
By Charles Thompson/PennLive

Two Democratic Pa. congresswomen make surprise visit to Berks’ immigrant detention facility

They say conditions are mostly adequate, but that 'a golden cage is still a cage'
By Katie Meyer/WITF