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This bill would create the "Community-Based Placement for At-risk Children Pilot Program," by which children would be removed from their parents and placed in a state-approved "community home" if certain risk factors are present. These risk factors include, but are not limited to, living with a single parent who has apparently lost control of the child, disciplinary or academic problems at school, or having older siblings who have been abused, neglected, or delinquent. While it may be appropriate to remove a child from the home in the case of abuse or neglect, these factors are too broad and vague, thereby posing a threat to parental rights.
Died in committee. See "Bill History" link below.
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