• Transparency of student outcomes/performance in U.S. schools has been Institutionalized for decades.
  • Transparency in U.S. law enforcement is overdue and a current social issue becoming front page news.
  • Transparency in CPS (Child Protective Services) is almost unheard of. Neither the public nor lawmakers know the outcomes achieved by Child Protective Services.

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The lack of transparency regarding the well-being of children in Child Protection Services leads the public to assume that everything is satisfactory, which is frequently not the case. Unlike any other American institution, Child Protection closely guards its client outcomes metrics. The extent of childhood trauma, torture, suicide, self-harm, depression, school failure, and mental health crises remains largely unknown to us. This recent (one of a kind) investigation of children dying at the hands of their caregivers while in CPS demonstrates an unacceptable level of violence and death suffered by abused and neglected children in our nation today.

When we know more, we make better decisions. Better decisions save lives and make life more bearable for the children suffering abuse.


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Samples: CPS issues require transparency | News, Sports, Jobs – The Intermountain

The Intermountain

Child Protective Services should be more transparent to help improve the troubled agency. Jeremiah Samples, who served as deputy secretary of DHHR …

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Transparency: Protecting children requires accountability – News and Sentinel

News and Sentinel

Regarding the intentional veiling of whether Child Protective Services had any involvement with the case of a 14-year-old girl before she was …

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A working group sets out to reform child welfare services – Spectrum News

Spectrum News

Yet another suggests that when Child Welfare Services investigates a home, the system must “require transparency with youth about why and how to …

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Beckley rally planned to demand accountability from Child Protective Services – WCHS


Amid calls from lawmakers and reporters for more transparency from CPS and the parent agency, the Department of Human Services, Scott said it is time …

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WV governor says trooper’s CPS referral prior to teen’s death can’t be confirmed – YouTube


Protective Services dropped the ball in a deadly child … Advocacy group files lawsuit notice in demand for CPS transparency in WV teen’s death.

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Samples deposition on foster care, CPS issues rankles Gov. Justice – Weirton Daily Times

Weirton Daily Times

CHARLESTON – The deposition of a former West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources deputy secretary in a foster care class action …

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State says CPS never received referral from police about Boone County child | News

Fayette Tribune

Amid transparency concerns at the Department of Human Services, there have been conflicting reports about whether CPS knew about the girl before her …

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Providing more harm than help | News, Sports, Jobs – Weirton Daily Times

Weirton Daily Times

While state officials are bending over backward to protect themselves, rather than the children in their care, the former deputy secretary of the …

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Meta, Mark Zuckerberg Pushed to Step Up Transparency to Protect Kids Online – Movieguide


Mark Zuckerberg’s shareholders protested during the company’s annual meeting. The Meta boss is being pushed to have more…

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CPS releases school-by-school budget breakdown under new equity-based funding formula

ABC Chicago

After a new CPS budget breakdown was released Tuesday, some Chicago Public Schools parents want more transparency about the new funding formula.

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Advocacy group files lawsuit notice in demand for CPS transparency in WV teen’s death


CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WCHS) — There are new developments in the death of a Boone County teenager as a notice of a lawsuit was filed Thursday.

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Disability Rights WV demands transparency in Kyneddi Miller case, sends cease & desist


New developments in the death of a 14-year-old boone county girl. The legal director for disability rights w-v filed a lawsuit against governor …

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Jayapal Introduces Legislation Protect Immigrant Children

Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal – House.gov

WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Pramila Jayapal (WA-07), Ranking Member of the Immigration Integrity, Security, and Enforcement Subcommittee, …

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State says CPS never received referral from police about Boone County child

News From The States

The leader of the Department of Human Services says the agency never received an abuse or neglect referral related to the death of a 14-year-old …

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Child Protective Services, Tomball ISD investigating ‘unprofessional behavior’ allegations …

Houston Public Media

Child Protective Services is leading an investigation into allegations made against multiple elementary school teachers in Tomball ISD’s …

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Tokuda presses DOD to address abuse reporting – Spectrum News

Spectrum News

“Ensuring the safety and well-being of children on military installations is of paramount importance to the trust between service members, their …

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Mainers call for transparency in child welfare system – The Maine Monitor

The Maine Monitor

Diamond wanted to know if Maine’s Department of Health and Human Services, which oversees the state’s child protective system, had ever made contact …

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Paris Hilton Joins California Lawmakers to Push for Better Protections in Youth Residential Care

The Imprint

“We want to make sure that there’s transparency to make sure that these kids are getting the care they need.” Department of Social Services …

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After Death Of Boone County Girl, Gov. Jim Justice Faces Questions On Transparency

West Virginia Public Broadcasting

However, that report shows limited details on CPS actions, responsibility, and culpability. The current report does not have any information of the …

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WV agency won’t release docs showing where money was spent putting foster kids in hotels

News From The States

Journalists along with lawmakers have unsuccessfully tried to learn if Child Protective Services was aware of the girl and/or went to check on her …

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Parent Perspectives on Health-Related Social Needs Data – Penn LDI

Penn LDI – University of Pennsylvania

… child protective services. This is a valid concern, and one I share with parents. We need to be more transparent with families about why we …

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State Senate committee hears bills intended to protect child independence – Michigan Radio

Michigan Radio

“CPS and law enforcement would not have to take on an entire investigation just because somebody has phoned in a complaint that they saw someone’s …

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Maine child welfare advocates continue push for reforms – Spectrum News

Spectrum News

Walk A Mile in Their Shoes, a nonprofit started by former state Sen. Bill Diamond, called for more transparency in the wake of dozens of child deaths …

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Chicago Teachers Union Proposes Holistic Educational Reforms and – Hoodline


… Transparency During CPS Contract Talks Source: Illinois Federation of Teachers. The Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) and the Chicago Public Schools (CPS) …

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Gov. Laura Kelly approves bill creating independent agency devoted to child welfare

Kansas Reflector

agency devoted to child welfareservices to children and families. Kelly said the legislation would promote accountability and transparency in child …

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Bill to boost healthcare transparency and child welfare funding heads to DeSantis’ desk

The Capitolist

The unanimously approved bill mandates changes in the management and financial oversight of healthcare services within the state. It requires …

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Op-ed: CPS‘ new budget formula needs more transparency – Chicago Tribune

Chicago Tribune

While CPS is to be commended for empowering students with the most need, it can do more to ensure it properly funds equity in the classroom.

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Hoppy Kercheval: More transparency around CPS needed (Opinion) – Charleston Gazette

Charleston Gazette

Hoppy Kercheval: More transparency around CPS needed (Opinion) … The Boone County Sheriff’s Department made a horrific discovery when they were called …

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Safety of children must not be compromised in court reforms – Stewarts Law

Stewarts Law

Business Services. Role. Any role, Partner … transparency and the implications for child protection. … It is paramount that child safety and wellbeing …

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Grove’s Children Protection Measure Passes Out of Committee – Contra Costa News

Contra Costa News

ACT proposes greater transparency for children and young adults who are living in facilities licensed by the California Department of Social Services …

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