Kansas Department for Children and Families

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KNSS News
July 28, 2020 - 7:07 pm
Kansas’ child welfare agency balked at releasing its records about a girl whose battered body was found this month, despite a 2018 law that aimed to make such documents more transparent.
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KNSS News
June 09, 2020 - 12:04 pm
Special payment for groceries for some KS families
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KNSS News
October 19, 2019 - 12:36 pm
More than a dozen children who ran away from troubled Kansas welfare system and juvenile corrections placements have wound up incarcerated for crimes related to human trafficking, drawing the ire of victims' advocates and some lawmakers who say the runaways were victims themselves.
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June 07, 2019 - 2:02 pm
A criminal investigation into allegations that Kansas City Chiefs receiver Tyreek Hill's son was abused is no longer active. Johnson County District Attorney Steve Howe told The Kansas City Star Friday he would re-evaluate his decision if new evidence emerges. Howe said he still believes the 3-year...
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March 24, 2019 - 11:34 am
Low pay, challenging work and years of declining state funding have made it difficult to hire and keep qualified social workers in Kansas. Making matters worse, advocates say, is the state's unusually high certification and work experience requirements. In a move to address the shortage, Kansas...
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Dreamstime
March 02, 2018 - 10:27 pm
Documents show that the case of a Wichita boy whose body was found encased in concrete was not properly handled by the Kansas Department for Children and Families, (DCF). In documents released to KSN News, the DCF admitted that it did not properly handle the case of Evan Brewer in the months before...
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Dreamstime
May 29, 2017 - 9:51 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - Records showing that Kansas officials investigated claims of child abuse for several years before a boy was killed and fed to pigs may be strengthening some lawmakers' desire for increased oversight of the child welfare system. Records released last week show that the Kansas...
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