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July 23, 2014

DSS: State needs 200 more child-welfare workers

The state needs to hire about 200 new child-welfare workers – a 25 percent increase – to reduce caseloads that agency leaders, lawmakers and child-welfare advocates say are far too high to ensure children are being protected, a Department of Social Services deputy director said Wednesday.

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