Senate President Thibodeau Calls for Investigation of DHHS’ Handling of Kennedy Case
Senate President says Mainers need to know that child abuse reports are not falling on deaf ears
AUGUSTA – Senate President Michael Thibodeau is asking Governor LePage to investigate the Department of Health and Human Services following reports that the department was notified about child abuse reports prior to the death of 10 year-old Marissa Kennedy.
“Reports in the aftermath of the tragic death of Marissa Kennedy have brought into question the Department of Health and Human Services’ handling of child abuse cases,” said Senate President Michael Thibodeau (R-Waldo). “The people of Maine need to have confidence that when serious cases of child abuse and neglect are reported those reports are fully investigated. We must be assured that reports of child abuse are not falling on deaf ears. I implore the Governor to investigate this fully and provide the legislature and the public a report of his findings.”
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