Campaign to fix New Jersey?s Division of Youth and Family Services (DYFS) ongoing

A report out of the New Jersey Child Advocates office says its investigation into the deaths of 12 children indicates that the campaign to fix New Jerseys Division of Youth and Family Services (DYFS) is still a work in progress.

Ed Cotton, the Assistant Commissioner of DYFS, said many changes the report calls for have already been made. Health and Human Services Commissioner Jim Davy said the report is a reminder to never relent when it comes to the safety of children.

Davy added that it took more than a decade for DYFS to create the situation it is in today and work is being done to remedy it. Both Davy and Cotton agree that having more foster care parents will help solve many of the problems that have plagued DYFS.

Related Links:NJ Office of the Child AdvocateChild Fatalities Report

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