Child And Family Services Division
Drug abuse is often a root cause of child abuse.
A state senator pleaded not guilty to felony assault on a minor. Jason Priest, R-Red Lodge, was charged in Carbon County District Court with throwing his 4-year-old daughter, causing the child to suffer a bump on the head when she hit the floor. Priest would face a maximum penalty of 5 years…
Billings and Yellowstone county authorities report a surge in methamphetamine use locally in the past year. Meth is turning up in more police stops, resulting in more criminal charges and putting more children into emergency foster care.
State and community agencies dedicated to helping children who are victims of abuse gathered Tuesday afternoon for the grand opening of a children’s advocacy center.
The 2013 Legislature will be asked to consider four proposals generated by an interim study on childhood trauma.
A woman whose 3-year-old daughter allegedly was left alone in an apartment with a loaded handgun and a burning stove will face criminal endangerment charges this afternoon, a day after her boyfriend was charged in the same case.
UPDATE -- 12:15 P.M.: GREAT FALLS -- The state health department is considering changes in the Child and Family Services Division after accusations surfaced that social workers did not act on reports from family members that a 2-year-old Great Falls girl was being abused, director Anna Whiti…
Being a good parent is the toughest job most of us will ever have. It requires consistent love and discipline as well as patience and the support of friends and extended family. Tragically, some of those essential supports are lacking for many parents.