Nevada Public Radio Listen Live

"BBC's World Service"
Facebook Twitter Follow Nevada Public Radio

Support Nevada Public Radio
KNPR's State of Nevada About SON Archives Participate Specials
TOP STORIES

Is The County's Child Abuse Hotline Working?
Is The County's Child Abuse Hotline Working?

Listen
AIR DATE: November 19, 2013

The Clark County Department of Family Services runs a child abuse hotline that accepts reports of abuse and neglect for investigation. The system is supposed to protect kids who may be in danger. But somehow, it failed to protect Roderick (R.J.) Arrington. School authorities reported suspected abuse, but caseworkers didn't investigate until Arrington died from abuse less than 24 hours later. Can the system save every child? And how do county caseworkers decide which cases warrant immediate attention?

GUESTS

Lisa Ruiz-Lee, Director, Clark County Department of Family Services

Paula Hammack, Assistant Director, Clark County Department of Family Services

    comments powered by Disqus
    © 2014 NEVADA PUBLIC RADIO   
    Web hosting facilities provided by Switch.