Federal Criminal Charging Policy; Foster Parents Needed

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The nation's new Attorney General, Jeff Sessions, in a sweeping memo to US federal prosecutors, has called for feds to pursue the most "severe provable charges" carrying the heftiest penalties.  Opponents say its an effort to bring back the policies from the war on drugs era. We'll talk to the Acting US Attorney about what the attorney general's memo means for cases here in Northeast Ohio where the opioid epidemic keeps growing.      Then, that drug crisis is putting more children in the care of county authorities.  Now Cuyahoga County is trying to recruit more foster parents to help.

Guests: 

David Sierleja, Acting US Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio 
Marc Mauer, Executive Director, The Sentencing Project 
Cynthia Weiskittel, Director, Cuyahoga County Division of Children and Family Services  
Kathleen Sullivan, Senior Manager, Caregiver Resource Management 
Michelle Pankratz, Foster Parent 
 

For More Information:

Cuyahoga County Children and Family Services Foster and Adoptive Parents Page

Pre-Service Training Courses for Foster or Adoptive Parents
 

Pre-Service Training Courses 2017 Training Schedule

 

 

Ohio Channel On-Demand Video

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