Special grand jury to investigate Rockbridge County agency

STATE-NEWSLEXINGTON, Va. (AP) – A state prosecutor has decided to assemble a special grand jury to investigate the workings of a social services department that allegedly ignored reports of child abuse and neglect.The Roanoke Times reports Rockbridge County Commonwealth’s Attorney Christopher Billias is assembling the grand jury.┬áBillias said he is troubled by a recent internal review by the Rockbridge social services department that found several problems with the agency, including evidence that a former Rockbridge Area Department of Social Services supervisor shredded reports before they could be investigated.The reported cited the death of a 3-month-old girl who the department failed to help after she was identified as “high risk” living in an unfit home.

Test