Last November, just days after police officers were removed from New Jersey child welfare offices in a cost-cutting move, a caseworker was stabbed in her Camden office by a client. Following that attack, the state Department of Children and Families took immediate and long-term action.
Yesterday we told you about a federal monitor report showing that while progress was being made in New Jersey's child welfare system, more could be done. Today, a state DYFS worker has been accused of child endangerment.
New Jersey's Department of Children and Families has made strides in many areas, but continues to fall short of several key performance benchmarks, according to the latest court-ordered progress report issued by a federal monitor Wednesday.