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In Depth (Neglected Children) #719373

NBC Evening News for Saturday, Jan 11, 2003
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(Studio: John Seigenthaler) Report introduced.

(New York: Virginia Cha) The troubled child welfare system as evidenced by the death in Newark, New Jersey, of 7-year-old Faheem Williams featured; details given of charges against the boys' unofficial caregiver, Sherry Murphy; HHS statistics cited on child abuse or neglect. [Governor James McGREEVEY†- says the government failed the welfare of these children; talks about accountability.] [Children's Rights executive director Marcia Robinson LOWRY†- says the situation is "unimaginably bad" in many jurisdictions; says more workers with lowered case loads are needed.] [New Jersey youth & family services former director Thomas BLATNER†- says the state must be held accountable.]

Seigenthaler, John;
Cha, Virginia

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