Amy Summers

Justice mum on latest foster care concerns as Republicans demand change in ‘broken system’

BY: - October 30, 2023

Lawyers in a sweeping class-action lawsuit, which alleges that West Virginia is failing kids in foster care, say the state health department deleted emails related to the case. The filing follows the department’s recent failure to turn over documents showing if Child Protective Services ever checked on children who were found locked in a shed.  […]

Patients continue to linger in state psychiatric hospital without treatment plans, inspection shows

BY: - September 11, 2023

In June, state health inspectors visited William R. Sharpe, Jr. Hospital in Weston, a 200-bed psychiatric facility that has dealt with years of scrutiny for its overcrowding, alleged patient abuse and failure to help patients who don’t need to be there move on from the facility. Their inspection showed the facility, which is operated by […]