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Legislative Agenda »
on Child Abuse
Increase protection of abused and neglected children by reducing Child Protective Service Worker caseloads through:
b. Reinstating and expanding the successful Training Academy Pilot Project (SB1065, 78R) to close high caseworker vacancy rates.
c. Just-in-time replacement of vacant caseworker position eliminates extra workloads carried by remaining caseworkers.
Cost-Neutral to the agency/state in 2-4 years.
Reduce the increasing number of abused and neglected children by investing in the most proven, cost-effective Prevention Programs with emphasis on early intervention programs and at-risk mentoring programs.
b. Improve services for families involved with CPS by Instituting Best-practice Recruitment/ Retention initiatives and Training/Continuing Education requirements to build tenure of the highest quality CPS workers.
FPS should have an independent group such as retired or former CPS workers and other stakeholders make recommended changes to the training academy curriculum and study national best practice curriculums for the most effective training preparation and ongoing education.