Transparency In The Child Welfare System

Transparency In The Child Welfare System

It's a double tragedy: A 2-year-old in foster care was murdered by her 12-year-old foster brother. Balancing privacy concerns with public accountability, and ensuring all children in the child welfare system are protected.

Last week, a toddler in Prince George's County was murdered by her 12-year-old foster brother. Maryland's Department of Human Resources pledges a thorough investigation, but many advocates say the case highlights the lack of transparency and public accountability within some of our region's child welfare systems. We explore the tricky balance between privacy concerns and the public's right to know.

Guests

Matthew Fraidin

Associate Professor of Law, David A. Clarke School of Law, University of the District of Columbia (UDC)

Melissa Rock

Child Welfare Director, Advocates for Children and Youth

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