'There is a lot of work to do': McAnulty case a tragic reminder for child welfare advocate

Jeffrey Todahl said there has been an explosion of prevention services in Lane County since Maples' death.

Posted: Jul 11, 2019 7:18 PM
Updated: Jul 11, 2019 7:18 PM

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beard, and blue eyes. chld welfare advocates are speaking out... after a judge ruled that a eugene mom who killed her teenage daughter should get a new trial. angela macanulty was the only woman on oregon's death row and now the state attorney general is weighing in. for the latest in these new developments we turn to michael sevren who is live from the lane county courthouse with the latest. matt chynna... it was right here angela mcanulty was sentenced to death in 2011. while a judge has ruled she should get a new trial, the case is now in the hands of the oregon attorney's general office where they could fight the ruling. child welfare advocates i spoke today say the case is a reminder for them there is still work to be done. inside jeff todahl's (toe-doll) office at the university of oregon you'll find this article on jeanette maples murder posted to a file cabinet. he says it's a reminder of what he's fighting for. jeanette maples was found dead in the mcanulty family home off of river road in 2009. police say mcanulty and her husband beat and starved the girl. sot: jeff todahl/ child advocate: it's a painful tragic memory and child abuse and neglect in all of it's forms continues to happen todahl (toe-doll) is the co-director of the center for the prevention of abuse and neglect at the university. they started 90 by 30... an initiative that aims to reduce child abuse in lane county by 90 percent by the year 20-30. on their website "know more lane county dot org." anyone can learn how they can be part of the solution. sot: this is a solveable problem. sot: jeff todahl/ child advocate we can get to a place where abuse and neglect is the expectation, right now it's very close to the rule actually. todahl (toe-doll) says after jeanette's murder there was an explosion of services to fight child abuse. he says more organizations have stepped up and come up with more ways to keep kids safe. sot: jeff todahl/ child advocate we all felt something when that happened and some of us i think felt immobilezd so discouraged that we get impolized and some of felt really invested in doing something about it. right now todal says he's focused on making sure another child doens't go through what jeanette maples did. sot: jeff todahl/ child advocate we are working, lots of people are working on that but there is a lot of work to do. a spokeswoman for the attorney general's office tells me they have around 30 days to make a decision on whether to appeal the ruling or let another trial take place. in eugene i'm michael sevren kezi
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