Child Welfare: Improving Maine's Child Protective Systems After Recent Child Deaths
A terrible series of recent child deaths in Maine has called attention to Maine's child protective services system. Now the state’s Department of Health & Human Services has hired an outside organization to investigate the system and issue recommendations for change. What can be done to better protect vulnerable children?
Todd Landry, director, Office of Child & Family Services, Maine Department of Health & Human Services
Pamela Day, board chair, Maine Children's Alliance; retired national child welfare professional
Sen. Bill Diamond (D-Cumberland), Maine State Senate
Debra Dunlap, citizen co-chair, Maine Child Welfare Advisory Panel
Julie Hardacker, nursing supervisor, Division of Public Health Nursing, Maine Center for Disease Control & Prevention