DE Bill Revises Child Placement Law - 47 ABC - Delmarva's Choice

DE Bill Revises Child Placement Law

Posted: Updated:

DOVER, Del. (AP) - Delaware House members are set to vote on a bill revising laws regarding the placement of children in state custody.
    
The bill to be voted on Thursday strikes a provision in the current law that requires the consent of the Department of Services for Children, Youth and Their Families for the placement of a child in a non-relative's home.
    
The legislation would make the children's department's assessment of the proposed placement simply a factor for a Family Court judge to consider.
    
It makes clear that the Family Court has the final authority to determine whether or not the placement is appropriate.

 

(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

  • ContestsMore>>

  • Skybox Giveaway - August 11

    Skybox Giveaway - August 11

    Win a SkyBox for you and 24 of your closest family and friends!More >>
    Win a SkyBox for you and 24 of your closest family and friends!
    More >>
  • Midway Speedway Giveaway

    Midway Speedway Giveaway

    Thursday, June 26 2014 7:57 AM EDT2014-06-26 11:57:18 GMT
    Enter to win a Midway Speedway Four Person Park Pass This includes all day at the waterpark, four choice tickets (good for any ride or attraction) and a round of fire mountain golf. Rules No purchaseMore >>
    Enter to win a Midway Speedway Four Person Park Pass This includes all day at the waterpark, four choice tickets (good for any ride or attraction) and a round of fire mountain golf. Rules No purchaseMore >>
  • Teacher Who Makes A Difference

    Teacher Who Makes A Difference

    The WMDT 47 Teachers Who Make a Difference Contest is Sponsored by Accurate Optical: "Encouraging children of all ages to come in for an annual eye exam to help them see better in school." Each month weMore >>
    The WMDT 47 "Teachers Who Make a Difference" Sponsored by Accurate Optical Encouraging children of all ages to come in for an annual eye exam to help them see better in school.More >>
  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Homeless Sex Offenders

    Homeless Sex Offenders

    DELAWARE - Individuals featured in this slideshow are NOT wanted. They are sex offenders who have registered with Delaware State Police as homeless. These are public notifications.More >>
    DELAWARE - Individuals featured in this slideshow are NOT wanted. They are sex offenders who have registered with Delaware State Police as homeless. These are public notifications.More >>
  • UPDATE: Shooting In Bivalve Ruled Self Inflicted

    UPDATE: Shooting In Bivalve Ruled Self Inflicted

    Monday, July 21 2014 6:22 PM EDT2014-07-21 22:22:01 GMT
    BIVALVE, Md. - An afternoon shooting in Bivalve has been ruled as self inflicted. On Monday afternoon, Police responded to reports of a shooting on Nanticoke Road.More >>
    BIVALVE, Md. - An afternoon shooting in Bivalve has been ruled as self inflicted. On Monday afternoon, Police responded to reports of a shooting on Nanticoke Road.More >>
Powered by WorldNow
Powered by WorldNow All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WMDT. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.