Child Protective Services

Second lawmaker calls for investigation into DHHR’s handling of Sissonville abuse, neglect case 

BY: - November 28, 2023

Del. Mike Pushkin, lawmaker and chair of the state Democratic Party, called on the governor to launch “an immediate and thorough” investigation into how the state handled a child welfare case where two children were found living in a shed. A Republican lawmaker already made a similar appeal for additional scrutiny.  Public records, obtained by […]

State says no docs exist showing CPS responded to calls about Sissonville kids found locked in shed

BY: - November 28, 2023

Newly obtained documents show child protective services workers were told in August to promptly check on the children in Sissonville who were found last month living in a shed without access to running water or a toilet. However, the state health department doesn’t have travel documentation showing that CPS workers made contact with the children […]

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Attorney: Public ‘entitled’ to know if CPS responded to calls about kids found locked in shed

BY: - October 12, 2023

The state agency overseeing Child Protective Services hasn’t shared records showing if it responded to neighbors’ calls about kids found living barefoot in a shed without running water, a bathroom, windows or beds.  On Oct. 2, Kanawha County Sheriff’s Deputies found two teenagers locked inside a 20-by-14 foot room in a shed in Sissonville, West […]