Average ACS worker investigates more cases now than in 2012, despite Mayor de Blasio's promise to increase staff
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New York Daily News New York City records show child protective workers’ caseloads are on the rise.
St. Louis County social workers rally for more staff
Duluth News Tribune St. Louis County social services workers tasked with mitigating all mental health and drug issues say they are overwhelmed and understaffed — especially for child protection cases where children's lives may be in danger in unsafe homes.
Congressional delegation asks USDA to investigate NM’s food aid program
Albuqueque Jorunal New Mexico’s congressional delegation is asking the U.S. Department of Agriculture to investigate allegations that state Human Services Department workers falsified food assistance applications.
Phila Child Welfare System Faces Crucial Test
CBS Philly Case workers at the CUA’s remain overloaded, responsible for 13 or 14 cases, though the original outsourcing plan called for no more than 10 cases per worker, a load that better insures child safety.
‘It’s a pretty epic screw up’: Kansas contractors’ miscue misses 12,000 on Medicaid waiting list
Topeka Capitol Journal An error by a contractor working for the Kansas Department of Health and Environment dramatically underrepresented — by 12,000 people — the scope of Kansas’ backlog of applications for Medicaid eligibility, officials said Friday.
City DHS stops holding children overnight in office
THe Inquierer The city's Department of Human Services has halted the use of a ground-floor office at 1515 Arch St. to house children overnight.
New York State Hires Monitor for City’s Foster Care System
The New York Times New York State has agreed to hire a monitor and a research expert to serve as watchdogs of the New York City foster care system.
Arizona first to establish lifetime limit on cash assistance program
AZ Central Arizona will become the first and only state to impose a one-year lifetime limit for impoverished households receiving federal benefits from the Temporary Assistance to Needy Families program.
Vermont lawmakers grapple with social worker safety
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“Culture Of Incompetence”: For-Profit Foster-Care Giant Is Leaving Illinois
BuzzFeed News National Mentor, a $1.2 billion company with a history of trouble at its homes for at-risk children, says departure from the state has “absolutely” nothing to do with a critical inspector general investigation.
The Brief Life and Private Death of Alexandria Hill
Mother Jones When the government took her from her family, it outsourced her safety to a for-profit corporation. Nine months later she was dead.
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