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Voices of Alaska: Erin's Law: an overdue ounce of prevention

...Walker serves as the Honorary Chair of the Alaska Children's Trust. She is a mother, grandmother, attorney and a former Office of Children's Services caseworker. She spent many years as a youth leader and Sunday School teacher.

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-05-26/voices-of-alaska-erins-law-an-ove
Opinion
Voices of Alaska: Alaska must do better for children in foster care

...to implement the 2011 study the state commissioned, which shows we have a major shortage of help at OCS. Overburdening caseworkers so they don't know the youth and families they work with isn't workable. Giving youth a real chance in life isn't...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-01-18/voices-of-alaska-alaska-must-do-b
Opinion
Disaster declaration a first step

...made to establish a hotline for those affected by the floods, and an assistance center will be opened and staffed by state caseworkers. However, no timeline has been set, and the extent of damage may not be fully known until the area thaws out.In the...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2013-11-21/disaster-declaration-a-first-step
Opinion

...for detailed information about the value of each piece of equipment he lost, how long he's been in business and more. Caseworkers frequently change and each requests different information."How much do you need to prove?" McMullin said. "They saw...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2013-10-23
News
Officials map out plan after disaster declaration

...residents affected by the October flooding, but Zidek could not say when. Also to be opened in the borough and staffed by state caseworkers is a disaster assistance center.Borough Emergency Management Director Scott Walden did not return calls Tuesday, but Navarre...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2013-11-19/officials-map-out-plan-after-disaste
News
Kenai jury awards sisters $2 million

...then lived in another foster home in Kasilof where, they argue, mistreatment occurred. The girls were not visited by their caseworker. OCS policy requires monthly face-to-face meetings. During the trail, the Kasilof foster parents denied any mistreatment...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2012-04-25/kenai-jury-awards-sisters-2-million
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