State Government Press Releases

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06/14/2017
The Office of the Child Advocate (hereinafter "OCA") is issuing this press release pursuant to R.I.G.L 42-73-2.3. The OCA is an independent, autonomous state agency tasked with the immense responsibility of protecting the legal rights of children involved with the Department of Children, Youth...
03/22/2017
The Office of the Child Advocate is an independent, autonomous state agency tasked with the immense responsibility of protecting the legal rights of children involved with the Department of Children, Youth and Families, to promote policies and practices, which ensure that children are safe, that...
03/22/2017
On October 27, 2016, the State's Child Advocate, Jennifer Griffith, announced that she had appointed a panel of community professionals to conduct a multidisciplinary review of the death of a seven month old infant. This child was not in state custody at the time of the fatality but was previously...
03/22/2017
The State's Child Advocate, Jennifer Griffith, has announced that she has appointed a panel of eight community professionals to conduct a multidisciplinary review of the death of a seven month old infant. This child was not in state custody at the time of the fatality but was previously involved...
10/07/2004
The Office of the Child Advocate has released the Kids' Rights Handbook, a Guide to Legal Issues Affecting Youth in Rhode Island. It covers topics important to the Teen population and answers questions regarding Family Court, Sexual Harassment, Youth who are abused, the legal rights of students,...