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Foster Home Worker To Stand Trial In Videotaped Beating Of Disabled Woman

A Detroit judge has ordered a 49-year-old Detroit foster home worker to stand trial in the videotaped beating of a disabled woman with a mop handle and extension cord.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/07/2014

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Foster Worker Faces June 5 Hearing In Videotaped Beating

The 49-year-old Detroit foster home worker is accused of beating a disabled woman with a mop handle and extension cord in an attack that was videotaped by a co-worker.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/24/2014

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Foster Care Worker Jailed After Videotaped Beating

The video shows a worker at Strathmoor Manor assaulting the resident, who screams throughout the attack.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/17/2014


Michigan Announces Child Welfare Funding Changes

The new model will establish statewide metrics to measure whether an agency is meeting a child’s needs. An agency’s future funding will depend on its performance.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/01/2014

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5-Years Later Court-Ordered Reform Of Foster Care System Gets Mixed Reviews

A report submitted to U.S. Judge Nancy Edmunds states that five years into a court-ordered reform of its foster care system Michigan is still struggling to protect its kids from abuse and neglect.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/08/2013

Proposals Aim To Ease Michigan’s Adoption Process

Michigan lawmakers have introduced measures they say will make it easier for Michigan residents to adopt.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/04/2013


Jeanne Fowler: A Difference Maker In The Community

Jeanne Fowler is the founder of Big Family of Michigan, a Macomb County organization dedicated to helping foster kids.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/31/2012

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DTE Makes Christmas Merrier For 500 Foster Kids

Through the Operation Good Cheer drive, 500 foster children will write out their holiday wish list and more than 300 DTE employees make them come true.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/30/2012

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Mich. Adoption Day Events Scheduled Across State

About 200 Michigan families will have a special reason to celebrate this Thanksgiving: They will officially become adoptive families on Tuesday as part of the 9th annual “Michigan Adoption Day.”

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/22/2011


Mich. Gets Flexibility In Helping Troubled Kids

The state of Michigan and lawyers representing needy children have reached a new agreement on how to improve foster care and protective services.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/18/2011