N.H. Commissioner On DCYF Overhaul: "The Children Cannot Wait At All"

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The Division of Children, Youth, and Families has been under intense scrutiny in recent years, after two toddlers who had been involved with the agency were killed by their mothers in a span of just ten months. The fallout has included legal battles, the director's ouster, and an independent investigation that revealed an agency beset by high turnover, an overworked staff, limited funding, and restrictive policies. But despite the formation of a legislative task force in response to the independent report released last December, lawmakers have been slow to put together a package of bills addressing DCYF's problems, according to Concord Monitor reporter Allie Morris. “We haven’t seen the quickness you’d imagine when Speaker Jasper first put together...

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