Texas

More Child Abuse Claims By CPS Being Overturned

(credit: David Silverman/Getty Images)

(credit: David Silverman/Getty Images)

From Our CBS Music Web Sites

453641528 10 More Child Abuse Claims By CPS Being OverturnedAdorbale Baby Animals To Put A Smile On Your Face

150725619 10 More Child Abuse Claims By CPS Being OverturnedHot Models In Glasses

 alt=Musicians Then And Now II

452359780 10 More Child Abuse Claims By CPS Being OverturnedMissing Summer?

87222728 More Child Abuse Claims By CPS Being Overturned8 Reasons to Have A Good Love Life

sx More Child Abuse Claims By CPS Being Overturned Victoria's Secret Fashion Show

AUSTIN (AP) — The state is overturning far more cases in which Child Protective Services initially ruled that a child had been abused or neglected.

Each year the state overturns more than 1 out of 3 decisions challenged by people who CPS claims has mistreated a child. Twenty-seven percent of CPS rulings were reversed in 2009 but that number rose to 42 percent last year. More than 1,140 cases were appealed in 2013.

The Austin American-Statesman reports that even though a CPS ruling may be thrown out, the person accused of mistreatment can still face significant hurdles. For instance, CPS decisions are used in criminal and civil cases, and they are a factor in custody disputes.

But the Department of Family and Protective Services says there are no indications of systematic problems with its abuse investigations.

(© Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

Latest News:

Top Trending: