NC lawmakers to discuss ‘Rylan’s Law’ in House committee today
RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — This morning, a group of lawmakers will work on a bill to ensure the safety of children returning from foster homes.
“Rylan’s Law” aims to prevent what happened to a Moore County toddler last year.
Rylan Ott 23-month-old was just shy of his second birthday when he drowned after wandering away from his Carthage home.
His mother had red flags, but a volunteer guardian, Pam Reed, said the Moore County Department of Social Services missed them.
Today, Reed will testify to lawmakers about how she believes Moore County dropped the ball and failed Rylan.
An investigation into Moore County’s DSS showed many cracks in the system, though no law was broken.
Reed and the foster parents objected to Rylan going back to his mom, but a judge ordered so anyway.
The guardian said DSS told her they didn’t have time to drive Rylan to site visits to evaluate his mother’s ability to care...[READ MORE] Source: WNCN Durham County News