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Maine DHHS announces action plan following deaths of multiple children

They have asked Casey Family Programs to assist with their investigation of the deaths and to look at existing child safety policies.
Published: Jun. 24, 2021 at 10:40 AM EDT
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AUGUSTA, Maine (WABI) - The Maine DHHS announced they will be taking action following the deaths of four children in Maine over the past month.

The deaths occurred on June 20 in Stockton Springs, June 17 in Temple, June 6 in Old Town, and June 1 in Brewer.

They have asked Casey Family Programs to assist with their investigation of the deaths and to look at existing child safety policies.

Casey Family Programs is a national leader in improving child safety and the wellbeing of children.

The DHHS will look to them for policy recommendations that can be implemented by the state.

They say in addition to this they are continuing to intensify their health education campaigns in response to the pandemic and any challenges that come with it.

Director of the Office of Child and Family services Todd Landry said in a statement, “It’s our responsibility as a state and as a society to do everything we can to help children grow up safe and ensure they have the love and attention they need.”

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