TRENTON - New Jersey's child welfare program is under scrutiny after a review showed that officials failed to connect concerns about child abuse and domestic violence in the case of a 2-year-old whose father is accused of tossing her to her death still strapped in her car seat.
Children and Families Commissioner Allison Blake has released a review over how the agency handled the case of Tierra Morgan-Glover. Child welfare officials investigated the turbulent relationship between the child's father and mother four times in 13 months before she was found dead in a creek in Wall Township in November.
Blake says caseworkers never consulted with the agency's domestic violence liaison. They and supervisors also failed to follow up on recommendations made by the special response unit which first investigated child abuse claims.The girl's father, Arthur Morgan III, is charged with her murder.
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