Bill would criminalize knowing failure to report child abuse

Legislation that would make knowingly failing to report child abuse a crime in Maryland was passed by the Senate, but faces some skepticism in the House.

Pope Protest: 17-Year Fight Against Child Sex Abuse

A man has spent 17 years outside the Vatican’s U.S. embassy protesting the sexual abuse of children by Catholic priests.

Visitation Center Opens in Baltimore for Children of Domestic Violence Victims

A new center providing safe, supervised visitation between children of domestic violence victims and their parents opened Tuesday in Baltimore.

Reporting on Penn State Child Molestation Scandal Shows Value of Local Journalism

The reporter who broke the Penn State child molestation scandal said Monday that her enterprising reporting was “a testament to [the importance] of local journalism.”

Maryland May Add Penalty to Strengthen Child Abuse Reporting Laws

Following the child abuse scandal at Penn State, Sen. Nancy Jacobs, R-Harford, is sponsoring a bill to criminalize the failure to report suspected child abuse, making it a misdemeanor with a maximum of one year in jail and a $1,000 fine.