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I've wondered the same things....community "policing" of families; a facility run like a hospital with 24 hour support staff for family. Why do some situations get immediate attention and some don't? I hate to keep saying this but politics plays an enormous role! (Families of police officers don't get the same scrutiny as a person with a lower socioeconomic status who are less likely to be able to stand up to an intimidating interview or when extremely exceptional circumstances occur as the family whose baby tipped over while sitting on the floor and ended up with a major head injury due to her larger than usual head-later exonerated by expert witnesses!) And I'm sorry to say this, but a person assigned to be an investigator of child abuse/neglect certainly becomes jaded! How could they not?! They see it all, some more gruesome than others. Of course every call they get has some merit, some just have more than others.
Why haven't any CASA's commented? It would be nice to hear from one of them. It's hearsay, but I've been told that they have reported abuse of authority of CW workers both ways-keeping kids in care and releasing kids from care. Sad and unfortunate and furstrating!
I recently sent an email to a worker, which was ignored or at least not responded to, asking the exact question you asked. How many kids have been in care over the years? How many are in care now? How many children are assigned to a worker? Does a worker with a complicated case have the same number of cases and/or kids? How does a worker get a case? Are there "levels" of workers? What is the trend? Why? Who do the workers and the agency itself actually report to? Is there a citizen board who has the right to intervene when a rotting fish is smelled? If so or if not, who has the authority to intevene without going into massive debt?! Not politically correct, but it would be much easier if there were rules for reproducing.........
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