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Advocate urges action in wake of child's death

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - A leading children's advocate is urging
Gov. Steve Beshear to investigate and overhaul the state's child
welfare system.

The call comes after a judge ordered the release of documents in
the death of 9-year-old Amy Dye, who was beaten to death by her
adoptive brother.

Terry Brooks, executive director of Kentucky Youth Advocates,
told The Courier-Journal that the issue is "shouting out for the
governor's attention" (http://cjky.it/tOnwc6 ). He says he hopes
Gov. Steve Beshear will respond.

Beshear's spokesman, Terry Sebastian, said in a statement Monday
that "the safety of Kentucky's children is one of the governor's
top priorities."

Sebastian says Beshear "is reviewing all options available to
see if there are steps that should be taken to make them even
safer."

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Information from: The Courier-Journal,
http://www.courier-journal.com

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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