Missouri Department of Social Services

Another Mo. Family Fights to Get Son Back After Disputes with Doctors"We felt completely helpless," says mother Tiffany Adams.
Missouri Has Backlog of Medicaid ApplicationsMissouri has a backlog of about 22,000 parents and children waiting to learn whether they will be covered by Medicaid.
Mo. Social Services Director ResignsGov. Jay Nixon said Monday that Alan Freeman, director of the Missouri Department of Social Services, has stepped down.
Auditor: No Federal Investigation Yet Into Daycare Fraud"We found $300,000 in costs where children have left the program completely. That sounds fraudulent to me."
Infant Found Abandoned In Breckenridge Hills ApartmentPolice Sgt. Roy Simmons tells KMOX that when police got there, they immediately began looking for the parents.
Mo. Early Head Start Budget SlashedLawmakers cut state funding for Early Head Start programs nearly in half, from $5.67 million to $2.65 million.
Annie Malone Looks for Volunteers to Ensure Safety of ParadePast reports of "shots fired" cast shadow over major charity fundraiser
Required by Law to Report Child Sexual AbuseThe current law only requires people who care for children in an official capacity, such as teachers or medical professionals, to report suspected or witnessed abuse to the state Department of Social Services or a superior.
Mo. DSS Audit Raises Red FlagAt issue is agency pay for performance reviews
Penn State Scandal Could Happen HereMissouri, like Pennsylvania, has no requirement in its law that university employees promptly notify child-protection services if they witness abuse or rape of a child on university property.
Local Charity Closes Amid Questions of MismanagementOrganizers claim "a bookkeeping error" led to a nearly $1 million dollar shortfall.
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