Monitor Questions Steep Drop In Neglect Complaints At N.J. Child Welfare Agency
TRENTON, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — A court-appointed monitor for New Jersey’s child welfare agency is questioning the number of abuse and neglect complaints since 2005.
A recent report from the Advocates for Children group shows a steep drop in the number of reports of suspected child abuse and neglect substantiated by the Division of Youth and Family Services.
The Star-Ledger of Newark reports the monitor is also calling on the agency to release more information about the state’s involvement with the family of Christiana Glenn.
The 8-year-old was found dead last month in her Irvington apartment from malnutrition and an untreated broken leg.
Child welfare officials investigated four complaints of suspected abuse in the home and found all to be unfounded.
The child’s mother faces aggravated manslaughter and child endangerment charges.
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