➡ From Child Welfare Information Gateway NJ:
NY: The ‘Unacceptable’ Death of Six-Year-Old Zymere Perkins (Opinion)
Daily Beast – October 10, 2016
Much can be said about the overwhelming backlog of cases, but the fact is that contracted outside agencies, like Safe Horizons, have too much power to close cases without appropriate oversight. New York City officials also admit that training and supervision are all too often inadequate. Since the story of Zymere’s death broke last week, five child welfare workers, who handled previous investigations, have been reassigned to desk duty.