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  • State to alter juvenile process

    Maryland social service officials said yesterday that they would reform the agency's largely unregulated process for appointing guardians of abused and neglected children - despite the failure this week of a bill in the General Assembly that would have...
  • Girl's death spurs bill

    In response to the torture death of Ciara Jobes, a 15-year-old Baltimore girl who was allegedly killed by her mentally ill guardian, state legislators are introducing a bill this week that aims to regulate who can be awarded permanent custody of abused...
  • State social services chief defends agency's workers

    The head of the state's social services agency defended yesterday his workers' performance in attempting to protect the children of Keisha Carr, who was convicted of killing one infant son and breaking the arms and legs of another. "It is tragic every...
  • Md. child protective reforms are urged

    Baltimore's top health official proposed yesterday that the state reform its troubled child protective system by stationing abuse caseworkers in hospitals 24 hours a day and acting more quickly to remove minors from dangerous homes. Dr. Peter L....
  • Warnings of abuse, yet the system fails a child

    In November 2002, a health counselor called the Baltimore Department of Social Services in fear, warning that a 22-year-old mother convicted of breaking her baby's arms and legs had abandoned a court-ordered psychiatric treatment program. The nonprofit...
  • Report argues DSS puts city children at risk

    Noting last year's torture death of Ciara Jobes, a report filed in U.S. District Court in Baltimore asserts that the city's Department of Social Services is "sitting on a time bomb" and is putting hundreds of supervised children at risk because of a lax...
  • Jobes case highlights guardian loopholes

    A legal loophole that allowed an unfit mother to gain custody of Ciara Jobes - the 15-year-old girl tortured to death in one of the city's worst cases of child abuse - is an unregulated problem that exposes Maryland's neediest children to a guardianship...
  • Guardian indicted in death of teen

    A Baltimore City grand jury indicted yesterday on first-degree murder charges the legal guardian of a teen-age girl who prosecutors said died from abuse. Satrina Roberts, 31, was charged with murder and child abuse in the death of Ciara Jobes, 15. Ciara'...
  • 'New' Norfolk is nautical and nice

    NORFOLK, Va. -- The "new" Norfolk hasn't yet sparked the hype of, say, Atlanta or Charlotte. But this historic city's continuing urban renaissance could make it the next gleaming gem of the so-called New South. Situated along waterways where the...
  • Prayer vigil to be held in wake of shooting at Randallstown High

    One Randallstown High School parent wants to use the school parking lot, the site of a quadruple shooting, as the site of a prayer vigil tonight. Eleanora Franklin, whose son is a senior football player at the school, said she organized the prayer...
  • '10 years ... in many ways, it seems like it was yesterday'

    As the Orioles prepare to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Cal Ripken's record-breaking 2,131st consecutive game Tuesday, The Sun asked Ripken for his recollections. TEN YEARS ... unbelievable. In many ways, it seems like it was yesterday. That is,...
  • Mother sues city over tot's brain damage

    A woman who lost custody of her children while in a city witness protection program filed a $34 million lawsuit against the Baltimore Department of Social Services yesterday, alleging that her toddler son suffered a fractured skull when he was slammed...