Sununu says many solutions needed to address DCYF issues | New Hampshire:
CONCORD — Staffing upgrades in the next state budget and changes in state law need to happen to improve the care of abused children, Gov.-elect Chris Sununu said Tuesday.
My comment:"He’s also met with DCYF staffers, who complain that existing definitions in state law and the actions of state judges prevent them from moving forward on what they suspect."Have the NH Legislator's made it that difficult to simply remove children from homes for "Suspected" abuse without proof of any wrongdoing? Or no abuse or neglect at all, but "anticipated" neglect in the future? Thank's to the Legislature, DCYF is no longer removing every child when a report is called in, be it false or true. No longer is every child considered to be in "imminent danger", immediately taken from their families and never returned. Are we going to take ten steps back now because DCYF and the Family Court's are finally following "some" of the Federal mandates? Will "relative placement" again be a thing of the past? Will ALL families again be treated as guilty from the onset of a case? The two children mentioned died because DCYF is too busy making cases against innocent families instead of focusing on children suffering from REAL abuse. Instead of spending more money, the dead wood Supervisor's that have been there for year's should be replaced. The Supervisor's are the ones giving the order's that the caseworker's have to follow. The Family Court Judges are now just that. Family Court Judges. No longer are they Judges who just sit in on any and all cases. No longer are they all bias against ALL parents and families.