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Butler County Children Services Making Sweeping Changes

Posted April 15th, 2014 @ 5:54am

(Butler Co., Oh) Butler County Children Services has been criticized in the past few years for not preventing child abuse, especially after the death of three-year-old foster child Marcus Fiesel in 2006. Director Jerome Kearns said he's making major changes.

"Trying to figure out ways that we can increase the number of eyes we have on that kid and in the family's home whether it's through our workers or collaborative partnerships," said Kearns.

Kearns said he plans on changing the culture of everyone who works within the agency. Changes will be presented to the Butler County Board of Commissioners next month. A new plan is expected to be implemented in June.


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