KY leaders attend summit on child abuse deaths

Judges, lawmakers, child advocates and social workers agree that improved transparency and accountability from state child protection officials is the best way to prevent child abuse deaths.

That was the consensus of about 250 people who attended the Kentucky Summit to End Child Abuse Deaths, which was held Saturday in Louisville, The Courier-Journal and the Lexington Herald-Leader reported.

Other top changes recommended during the summit include increasing funds for effective programs and additional social workers and improving collaboration among agencies that are involved with child welfare.

Recommendations from the summit that was hosted by Kentucky Youth Advocates will be sent to Gov. Steve Beshear and lawmakers.

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