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New Report Raises Questions About Jersey’s Child Welfare Agency [AUDIO]

The federal monitor overseeing improvements at the Jersey Division of Child Protection and Permanency, which used to be DYFS, has issued a new report that finds progress is being made - but there are still big problems.

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Should the Kid Trapped in Camden Washing Machine be Taken Away from his Father? [VIDEO, POLL]

Sometimes the best laid plans don't work out quite the way you planned. Take the case of the Camden child that got stuck in a washing machine. The father was playing prank on the child but the boy wound up getting stuck inside the active machine.

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DCF Commissioner Allison Blake
Rosetta Key, Townsquare Media
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DCF Launches YouTube Video About Youth Safety [AUDIO]

Even though you're 18, we've got your back.

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Getty Images
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DYFS Dilemma – When Is Spanking Not Spanking [POLL]

A 4 year old kid shows up at a preschool in Vineland with bruises and welts on her body and face, which prompted a call to DYFS.

Now here's where you're thinking, "...oh boy, will DYFS screw this one up too?"

More and more stories come up where DYFS either doesn't do enough to avert more situations like this, or they overreact and do too much.

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"Stand Up Against Child Abuse"
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Is Using A Belt Child Abuse?

According to NJ.com, workers at a Vineland preschool called DYFS when a 4 year-old girl showed up with bruises and welts on her face and body after a severe belt lashing.  The mother, a 37 year old from Millville has been arrested.  Check out this quote from a source inside Cumb

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Brian Killian, Getty Images
Brian Killian, Getty Images
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Lawmaker Wants To Improve DYFS Investigations [AUDIO]

The Federal Monitor overseeing efforts to improve the Jersey Division of Youth and Family Services says good progress is being made, but there's a lot more work to be done. 

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Prevent Child Abuse
Flickr User Bruce Tuten
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Federal Monitor Says DYFS Continues To Make Good Progress

The federal monitor overseeing changes being made by the Jersey Division of Youth and Family Services - DYFS - says the Agency is making good progress in a number of areas, but more work remains.

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NJ State House in Trenton (Townsquare Media)
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Hearing Scheduled For The Kids [AUDIO]

New Jersey's Department of Children and Families is making progress but is still in need of major improvement, according to a court-ordered report released earlier this month by a federal monitor. 

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Flickr User, Jeffrey
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More Trouble For DYFS?

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.

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Flickr User Working Word
Flickr User Working Word
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DYFS Still Needs Work Federal Monitor Says [AUDIO]

New Jersey's Department of Children and Families is making progress but is still in need of major improvement, according to a court-ordered report released by a federal monitor.

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