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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

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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

Warning of danger to children, psychologists urge Wolf to close detention center

Wolf maintains he cannot prove in court that families at the Berks Family Residential Center are in immediate danger. A group of academics says they are.
By Katie Meyer

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