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Child Abuse

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  • 'Alternative response' is no solution to child abuse [Commentary]

    Earlier this month, The Baltimore Sun published an important story describing the expansion of Alternative Response (AR) across Maryland ("A new tactic to halt child abuse in Maryland," July 5). The new system assigns child abuse and neglect cases to one of two tiered tracks based upon whether they are deemed low or high risk.
  • Critics of 'Alternative Response' are misinformed [Commentary]

    Over the past year Maryland's Department of Human Resources has begun implementing a different approach to families reported for child abuse and neglect called "Alternative Response" (AR). Also referred to as "Differential Response," similar reforms to...

    A new tactic to halt child abuse in Maryland

    A new tactic to halt child abuse in Maryland
    Baltimore is changing the way it handles cases of alleged child abuse and neglect — part of a broad social-services strategy that has been touted by Maryland officials but abandoned in some other states. The new approach, which is designed to...

    Aberdeen man pleads guilty to child abuse

    An Aberdeen man pleaded guilty last week to first-degree child abuse causing severe physical injury and could spend nearly 14 years in prison. Branden William Felix, 31, entered the plea in Harford County Circuit Court on May 28. He was sentenced to...

    Baltimore center helping to heal the youngest victims of abuse

    Baltimore center helping to heal the youngest victims of abuse
    Maryland's own Sugar Ray Leonard is perhaps best known as a baby-faced Olympic gold medalist and champion prize fighter with a winning smile. Yet for decades, the world-renowned boxer suppressed a devastating secret: Leonard had been sexually abused as a...