"News & Issues" piece on the suffocation death of 5-year-old Logan Marr on Jan.
"News & Issues" piece on the suffocation death of 5-year-old Logan Marr on Jan. 31 in a foster home in Chelsea. Foster parent Sally Schofield, a former Department of Human Services caseworker, faces manslaughter charges in connection with the case. National reform advocate Richard Wexler says Logan's placement in foster care was unnecessary because conditions that prompted her removal could have been addressed without court action and state custody. National statistics show that Maine has 8.3 children per thousand in foster care, and the national average is 6.7. According to "Child Welfare Outcomes 1998," the federal government's first attempt to evaluate the effectiveness of family intervention programs, Maine is worse than the national average in reuniting children with their families and takes longer than other states.
Foster home care, Homicide, Marr, Logan
Burnett, Lee, ""News & Issues" piece on the suffocation death of 5-year-old Logan Marr on Jan." (2001). Maine News Index – Maine Times. 5149.