Jun 18, 2014 — ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) New York legislators have approved amending state law to require agencies placing children in foster care first check whether prospective parents have done it before and provided poor or questionable care.
Sponsors say caseworkers sometimes remove children from homes suspected of being unsafe without either revoking the parents' certificate to provide foster care or reporting them to the state's child abuse hotline. Go to full article
Saranac Lake, NY, Jun 20, 2012 — The former director of a youth center in Saranac Lake was found guilty of rape, sexual abuse and endangering the welfare of a child Wednesday, following a jury trial in Malone. Chris Knight has been covering the trial and he called Nora Flaherty from the courthouse shortly after the verdict was read, to talk about the case. Go to full article
Aug 02, 2001 — The Children's Home of Jefferson County is starting its own community-based foster care program and is looking for help from families in the North Country. Jody Tosti reports. Go to full article