Eastern Panhandle

Eastern Panhandle’s backlog of 400 child abuse, neglect referrals marks state’s troubled system

BY: - October 16, 2023

Standing in the state Senate Chamber, Berkeley County Circuit Judge Steven Redding told lawmakers that his county has a backlog of 400 abuse and neglect referrals to be investigated by child protective services. The state’s foster care crisis was evident in the Eastern Panhandle. The lack of CPS workers and delays in investigating reports of […]