Child advocates warn cuts could put thousands 'in harm's way'

Dallas Morning News

March 25, 2011


Child welfare advocates popped their umbrellas Thursday to tell lawmakers that their budget's about to pour misery on helpless children in bad homes. By lopping off 406 Child Protective Services caseworker positions, GOP leaders' initial budgets would drastically downsize the agency. Getting rid of the 406 workers, plus 344 support staff and supervisors, is the equivalent of wiping out three of the department's 11 regions, speakers said.
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