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Our fears of more child deaths in Maine have become a reality. They shouldn’t have.

“The ombudsman is currently performing the enormous task of trying to influence DHHS and improve Maine’s child welfare practices with a minimal budget allowing for only two employees. This is laughable considering the size of DHHS, and the insight the ombudsman has clearly brought to the growing problem of serious child abuse and neglect in our state,” Ally Keppel and Allie McCormack write.