DCFS Workers Concerned About Cuts.
Workers with the Department of Children and Family Services fear that cuts could hurt at-risk children in the state. The workers say that the reorganization of the agency combined with layoffs could mean more kids put in the foster care system, fewer staff members with larger caseloads and higher costs to taxpayers. The reorganization hit the agency's Intact Family Services, which is designed to prevent abuse and keep kids out of foster care. Now private companies handle that and they've tightened eligibility guidelines. DCFS workers fear that's going to lead to more abuse and neglect.
(Posted 10-8-2012 at 12:40pm, Metro News)