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  •  Having had limited interactions with DCF (6+ / 0-)

    Or DSS as it used to be called, for over 20 years typically as a mandated reporter of abuse/neglect suspicions (51As) it is sadly not too surprising. It was a running commentary in my workplace that the agency would only take on and keep a case active or take it seriously if you reported the child dead.

    Now I am not broadbrush painting or knocking all of these overburdened caseworker/social workers and/ or initial case investigators that assign and keep cases active. I am blaming the poorly funded and clearly overburdened system that causes the threshold to be so high that it has to be pretty damn significant to get the attention of DCF just to follow a case.

    Also, I am not absolving the case manager and those above her in that office who had an active case that really really screwed up..big time.

    But the mere fact this was an active case tells you just how bad the findings were to begin with...and probably the kids should never ever been allowed back in that home from the beginning of the case being opened.

    Government of, for, and by the wealthy corporate political ruling class elites. Elizabeth Warren Progressive Wing of political spectrum.

    by emal on Mon Dec 23, 2013 at 08:35:16 AM PST

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