Monitor finds problems with NJ child welfare

(AP) - A federal monitor says New Jersey officialstoo often close child abuse and neglect cases before assessingwhether the children face ongoing threats.The latest report

NEWARK - (AP) - A federal monitor says New Jersey officialstoo often close child abuse and neglect cases before assessingwhether the children face ongoing threats.

The latest report on the state's Children and FamiliesDepartment finds that reforms are mostly working.

Siblings removed from homes are being kept together more oftenand caseworkers are getting better training.

But the majority of closed cases are not accompanied by requiredsafety assessments.

The report from the Center for the Study of Social Policyreleased Monday is the first since an Irvington girl was found deadlast month of malnutrition and an untreated broken leg. Her motheris charged with aggravated manslaughter.

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