Jan 14, 2014

Lawsuit: WA failed to protect starved, beaten Vancouver kids

State records cited by the attorneys in the claim show that the DSHS office in Vancouver received at least 26 warnings about abuse and neglect of the children over an eight-year period, yet social workers did little to nothing to investigate.  
The public tips to CPS, known as referrals, were either taken as “information only,” or when they were investigated, the social workers deemed them “unfounded” or “inconclusive." At no point did CPS employees forward the allegations of abuse and neglect to local law enforcement.