Our community is mourning the tragic, violent death of a young 4-year-old boy this week. All of us want answers and justice. We want to know how this could happen to an innocent child.

Unfortunately, child abuse and neglect happen every day in La Porte County. Last month, there were 284 reports of abuse and neglect, with five children placed in foster care.

Karen Biernacki is CEO of La Porte Family Advocates. She can be contacted at kbiernacki@lpfamilyadvocates.com

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This child had been fostered in a loving and caring family for 4 years. There was no need to place him with his parents and put him in danger. The rumor is, DCS failed to file the appropriate paperwork at the necessary time to keep him safe and loved. This case needs strick investigation. It needs to be turned inside out. If DCS is culpable, they need to be sufficiently punished and they need significant supervision and outside observation.

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