child protective services

June 22, 2015 | Aline Barros

Free Range Parenting Couple Cleared in Second Neglect Case

The county’s Child Protective Services has dropped neglect charges in the second case against a Silver Spring couple at the center of the “free range parenting case.” According to a news release from the couple’s lawyer office, CPS has dropped all cases against the couple. Danielle and Alexander Meitiv received a letter from CPS on June […]

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May 26, 2015 | Krista Brick

Free Range Parenting Couple Cleared of Neglect

UPDATED: The county’s Child Protective Services has dropped neglect charges in one case against a Silver Spring couple at the center of the “free range parenting case, but the couple now is planning a civil suit against the agency and the Montgomery County Police in the case. Danielle and Alexander Meitiv have been notified that charges […]

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May 9, 2015 | Aline Barros

Silver Spring Group To Host “Take Your Kids to the Park… And Let Them Walk Home by Themselves” Day

A Silver Spring free-range parenting advocacy group is organizing a Day in the Park event where parents can take their children to the park and let them walk home by themselves. The initiative is part of a national celebration in honor of the Meitiv family- Silver Spring parents Danielle and Alexander Meitiv who made headlines across the […]

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April 27, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Council President George Leventhal’s April 27th News Briefing (PHOTOS & VIDEO)

Montgomery County Council President George Leventhal met with reporters for his weekly briefing on April 27th. Some of the topics discussed included the Office of Child Care, Governor Larry Hogan’s first 100 days, Child Protective Services, the renovations needed on the Council Office Building and the County Executive’s plan to privatize the Department of Economic […]

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April 14, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Meitivs Vow to Fight, Statement Released Today

Montgomery County residents Danielle and Alexander Meitiv say they will fight what they describe as the “unlawful seizure” of their two children on Sunday afternoon in Silver Spring. The parents who have made national headlines for their free range parenting style have released the following statement from their attorney, on Danielle’s Facebook page today: “On […]

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April 13, 2015 | Staff Writer

Police and CPS Investigate Possible Child Neglect in Silver Spring

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department’s Special Victims Investigations Division and investigators from Child Protective Services (CPS) are investigating possible child neglect allegations that occurred on Sunday in Silver Spring. According to a police account, shortly before 5 p.m. on Sunday, the Montgomery County Emergency Call Center received a call to check the welfare […]

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April 13, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Council President George Leventhal: “When Were the Parents Notified?” (VIDEO)

The “free range” parenting issue is a hot topic across the county and across the country today. During his weekly briefing with reporters on April 13th, Council President George Leventhal said he has some questions for Health and Human Services officials, and he shared that he’s hearing from a lot of constituents on both sides […]

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April 13, 2015 | Sonya Burke

George Leventhal’s Statement on Free Range Parenting Case (VIDEO)

UPDATED At his weekly briefing on April 13, Montgomery County Council President George Leventhal read a statement about the latest developments in the “free range” parenting case in Silver Spring. Watch it here: Council President George Leventhal’s statement follows: “This morning in the HHS Committee, which I chair, I asked department director Uma Ahluwalia for […]

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March 3, 2015 | Krista Brick

Five Things to Know Today, March 3, in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, March 3, in Montgomery County: 1. We are once again under a winter weather advisory until 10 p.m. 2. Montgomery County Council President George Leventhal gives his thoughts on his former boss Senator Barbara Mikulski and her decision not to run for reelection in 2016. 3. Silver Spring parents who […]

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