4 Nat'l Juv. L. Rep. 1 (1984)

handle is hein.journals/chilawpt4 and id is 1 raw text is: December 15, 1984
Vol. IV, No. 1
Pages 1-18
CIVIL RIGB'S AND LIBER.ES
Agerxy Officials Are Immune From
Damages For Failure To Investigate
and Follow Up On Child Abuse Re-
ports.
Jensen v. Conrad,
747 F.2d 185 (4th Cir. 1984).
TWo children died as a result of
child abuse.    In the first case,
hospital  personnel  contacted   the
county department of social ser-
vices regarding their suspicions of
child abuse.   After initial inves-
tigation, agency   workers   allowed
the child to remain in the custody
of her mother provided     that the
family move in with the maternal
(cont'd at page 7)
JUVENILE JUSTICE
Twelve-Year-Old nPurse Snatcherm Is
Guilty Of Manslaughter For Death of
Victim By Heart Attack Occurring
Over one Week After Offense.
Matter of Anthony M.,
63 N.Y.2d 270, 481 N.Y.S.2d 675
471 N.E.2d 447 (1984).

Featured Inside:
New Moves In Juvenile Justice
The defendant, a twelve year
old, loitered   near a subway   en-
trance  when   two   elderly  women
passed, one of them the 83-year-old
victim. The youth then grabbed her
handbag and, when the victim would
not release the bag, he pulled the
strap  with  such  force  that  the
woman was whirled around and thrown
to the sidewalk.     The' woman was
taken  to  the  hospital, where   a
(cont'd at page 11)
CHII WELFARE AND LOTsODY
Indian Tribe Has Right To Intervene
In Proceeding 7b Adopt Indian Child
As a Matter of State law.
Matter of J.R.S.,
690 P.2d 10 (Alaska 1984).
The state filed a petition for
termination of parental rights with
respect to an Indian child who had
earlier been declared   a child in
need of assistance.     The natural
father did not contest the peti-
tion.   Likewise, the mother even-
tually signed a Relinquishment of
Parental   Rights.     TWenty  days
(cont'd at page 14)

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