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A Closer Look (Children at Risk) #704530

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Jul 02, 2002
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) A closer look at the crisis in child foster care introduced; statistics cited.

(New York: Cynthia McFadden) ABCNews investigation into the foster care system presented; videotape shown of a small child who was suffocated with duct tape. [National Coalition for Child Protection Reform Richard WEXLER†- says the system failed abused child Logan Marr††.] Map shown of states where lawsuits have been filed against foster care agencies. [Mississippi Judge Michael WARD††- says many abuse cases are not investigated.] [Mississippi child welfare worker Julia WASVICK††- cites the high case loads.] Note: Local weather bulletin on screen

Jennings, Peter;
McFadden, Cynthia

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