Legislators looks at adding DCFS workers
Adding 228 employees is one of several strategies proposed by the Division of Children and Family Services to improve the state’s child welfare system, which division officials say is in crisis.
In a recent report, the Division outlined several problems and proposed solutions. High employee turnover, high caseloads and lack of experienced staff were factors in most of the critical areas.
The governor’s proposed budget would add 228 employees to the Division. Lawmakers are currently reviewing his proposals in legislative budget hearings, and they will make a final decision on spending requests during the 2017 regular session that begins in January.
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