DCYF: More Staff Needed to Handle Increase in Child Abuse and Foster Care Cases
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The New Hampshire Division of Children, Youth, and Families wants to hire 57 more child protection service workers over the next two years.
The budget request comes after a steady increase in the number of investigations the agency is handling, and the number of children it is placing in foster care.
In a presentation to the legislative Children’s Caucus on Wednesday, DCYF director Joe Ribsam said that in 2014 the agency handled around 9,000 investigations into potential child neglect and abuse; now it’s handling over 12,000.