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7/29/2014 2:21:00 PM
Attorney general: reduce privacy in child cases

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont Attorney William Sorrell says he thinks lawmakers should reduce the privacy of cases handled by the Department for Children and Families and other agencies.

In comments Tuesday before the Legislature's Committee on Child Protection, Sorrell said Vermont is one of a handful of states where "the doors are locked" for family court proceedings.

He said that in some cases that can make it more difficult for social workers to communicate with other state agencies such as the police.

The Committee on Child Protection is studying the state's child welfare system in the aftermath of the deaths of two toddlers.

Sorrell made a number of recommendations including that Vermont join other states and pass a law highlighting the danger drug abuse poses to children and the danger of child pornography.

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