Today an independent federal court monitor released a progress report on New Jersey’s child welfare reform effort. The study covers the first half of 2012. There’s some good news in the report, but there appear to be an area of concern that remains.
A team of three emergency responders from the Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services has traveled to New Jersey to help officials there with their sheltering mission following Hurricane Sandy.
State child services officials say the Camden woman who decapitated her 2-year-old son and then stabbed herself to death this week appeared to have overcome her drug problems in the months leading up to the crime.
The New Jersey Department of Children and Families continues to investigate the case of a crazed South Jersey mother, who decapitated her 2 year old son, then stabbed herself to death with a knife after calling 911.
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.