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Missouri’s Children’s Division Exceeds Statutory Time Limits

The Children’s Division (CD) is the organization responsible for investigating allegations of child abuse and neglect in Missouri.  Two recent cases from Missouri appellate courts found that CD had failed to follow the time limits set in statute, thereby negating their investigations. See Williams v. Missouri, No. WD75693 (Mo. App. W.D. July 23, 2013) and Frey v. Levy, No. SD32307 (Mo. App. S.D. May 9, 2013).  Unfortunately, the causes of these failures are varied and don’t have a simple solution. Hit the jump for analyses of Williarms and Frye and some thoughts on how we’ve arrived here… Continue reading

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