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American Agenda (Child Neglect) #152510

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Feb 08, 1994
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(No location given: Rebecca Chase) The issue of child neglect examined in light of last week's police raid in Chicago that netted 19 children living in squalor; scenes shown from the apartment. [POLICEMAN, Mayor Richard DALEY, boyfriend Gregory TURNER - talk about the case.] [Cook County public guardian Patrick MURPHY - cites the amount received in public assistance.] [Mother Diana MELTON, neighbor Debra WRIGHT, disguised family MEMBER, Illinois Governor Jim EDGAR, child services department Sterling RYDER - comment on aspects of the case.] The problem of the lack of caseworkers to handle the load of children needing social services detailed. [Child services investigator Chuck ROCEK, Cook County child services John GOAD - talk about the job.] The impact of poverty, lack of jobs and the drug trade on family problems and child neglect reiterated.

Chase, Rebecca;
Jennings, Peter

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