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Elder Abuse Prevention Groups Receive Public Awareness Awards

Admin August 15, 2019
Elder Abuse

The Department for Community Based Services (within the Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS)) has recognised the efforts of two Kentucky community groups in their efforts towards local elder abuse prevention. Public Awareness Initiative awards have been awarded to Northern Kentucky Elder Maltreatment Alliance (EMA) and Kentucky River Council Against Maltreatment of Elders (CAME), each receive $300. The awards…

Background Checks for Daycare Employees HR 3986

Admin August 7, 2019
Background Check

A bill addressing requirements for background checks for daycare employees (HR 3986) has seen wide support following recent tragedies in Iowa. The Child Care Protection Improvement Act of 2019 seeks to address obstacles in respect of background checks for daycare employees who are in receipt of funding from the CCDBG (Child Care Development Block Grant) and that committed, professional and…

Pennsylvania Birth Records Uncover BMI Link and Infant Cancer

Admin July 31, 2019
Birth Records

Researchers investigating Pennsylvania birth records have found links between severe obesity and childhood cancer. The research involved around two million Pennsylvania birth records together with approximately 3,000 registered records (cancer). These records filed between 2003 through 2016. The results revealed that mother’s who gave birth with a BMI in excess of 40 passed on a 57% risk to their children…

California Ammo Background Check Bill now Effective

Admin July 15, 2019
Background Check

 The new California ammo background check bill is now effective which makes California the first U.S. State to impose a more stringent process at point of sale. Whether this prompts other States to follow suit remains to be seen. In 2016 California voters voted overwhelmingly to approve the measures and requirements that those suffering from mental illness, a history of…

NSA Collecting Phone Records Again

Admin July 4, 2019
Phone Records

The American Civil Liberties Union has released documents confirming the NSA collecting phone records in 2017 and 2018. This round of unauthorised harvesting came no more than four months after the NSA deleted over 620 million phone records it had collected since 2015 within the remit of the Foreign Intelligence Service Act (Title V). In respect of the 2018 (February)…

California Criminal Records may See Millions Expunged

Admin June 17, 2019
Criminal Records

Two legislative measures (AB1076 and AB1331) concerning California criminal records argue for restoration of rights for ex prisoners. Those released often find that re acclimatising to society and overcoming the obstacles of re integration are a further sentence in itself. The Democrat initiative, if successful, could see upwards to eight million Californian residents enjoy a clean slate. This legislation follows…

Guardianship Probate Court Case Raises Concerns

Admin June 7, 2019
Elder Abuse

Negative press has yet again fallen on the guardianship probate court process. Especially a Macomb County judge embroiled in similar circumstances previously. An investigation by 7 Action News has seen the State Supreme Court and the Attorney General take action. The appointment of the guardianship company by The Macomb County Judge (Kathryn George). The family have had contact by the…

Elder Abuse Hotline Unable to Cope with Concerned Callers

Admin May 28, 2019
Elder Abuse

Missouri’s elder abuse hotline has numerous concerned callers but the department has only been able to answer half the  calls. The hotline also serves residents with disabilities (18-59) and those 60 years and over, reports on neglect, abuse and exploitation documented. Last year saw over 17,000 calls lost following a recorded message while a further 10,000 calls dropped and/or hung…

Forged Death Records Uncovered in Closed Funeral Home Case

Admin May 2, 2019
Death Records

Over the past 5 years Shaun A Reid has found himself embroiled in forged death records, reprimands, investigations. Together with fines culminating in the closure of his business/es. Reid has traded under Shaun A Reid Funeral Services & Memorial Chapel (Washington) and Reid Funeral Home (Dumfries, Virginia) and owes $24,000 after he was discovered to be operating without proper credentials…

Probate Judge Abuses Position of Trust to Embezzle Estate

Admin April 25, 2019
Probate

Following the death of Dominic Domingo (82) the State Office of The Medical Investigator oversaw a deputy field investigator to investigate (March 9 2017). That person was Pamela Smith and thereafter she appointed her husband as special administrator to Domingo’s estate while in her probate judge capacity (Sierra County). Her husband (Randy Smith) then misappropriated almost $300,000 while aware there…