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Foster Care / DYFUS #727829

CNN Evening News for Tuesday, May 06, 2003
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(Studio: Aaron Brown) Report introduced.

(New York: Jamie Colby) How the New Jersey foster care system failed to prevent the death of Amara Wilkerson‡, a two-year-old was beaten to death in 1997 by her mother's boyfriend, presented; details given about the workings of the foster care system {Division of Youth & Family Services} that recently failed to save young Fahim Williams. [Amara's grandfather Cleveland ROSS†- remembers his grand-daughter, who was abused.] Statement from DYFUS's Joe Delmar† defending the system quoted. The lawsuit brought against DYFUS by the non-profit group Children's Rights, Inc., & action taken by New Jersey Governor James McGreevey noted. [Lawyer Marcia LOWRY†- says the New Jersey system is a scandal.] [Former DYFUS foster child Angela BECKER†- says foster parents could treat us any way they wanted.] [McGREEVEY†- says he refuses to accept that notion that the system is hopeless.] [ROSS - hopes no more kids will die unnecessarily.]

Brown, Aaron;
Colby, Jamie

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