Deaths Of Tennessee Children From Suspected Abuse Or Neglect Rose Nearly 30% In 2023

190 Deaths Of Children Last Year Are Being Investigated For Suspected Abuse And Neglect By The Tennessee Department Of Children’s Services – A Nearly 30% Increase Over The Prior Year And The Largest Number Of Suspected Child Neglect And Abuse Deaths In Tennessee In Nearly A Decade.

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Tennessee Dept Of Children’s Services Fights To Keep Records In Teen’s Starvation Death Secret

When A Child Dies From Abuse Or Neglect In Tennessee, How Much Information Should The Department Of Children’s Service Release To The Public About Its Past History With The Child — And How Quickly Should The Agency Disclose It?

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Tennessee Parents Could Be Criminalized Based On Anonymous Allegations Of Abuse Or Neglect

Under A New Law Proposed By Representative Ron Travis And Senator Paul Bailey, Parents Could Be Charged With A Felony For Failure To Turn Over Their Child To The Tennessee Department Of Children’s Services, Even On Anonymous And Unsubstantiated Allegations Of Child Abuse And Neglect When DCS Obtains A Secret Court Order Based On Those Allegations.

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