Diane Doherty, executive director of the Illinois Hunger Coalition, advised the state to work swiftly to fill caseworker
and clerical jobs, which are partially the cause of processing delays.
Eighteen states have adopted the Foster Parents Bill of Rights, which gives foster parents the right to receive critical information on children without seeking a caseworker
's permission; to be treated with respect, paid fairly and adequately trained; and to have access to a caseworker
and priority in adoptions.
The agency -- which is part of the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services -- is experiencing high caseworker
turnover and caseloads as these staffers work through the emotional toll of supporting and providing services for older and disabled Texans.
While it can never take the place of a caseworker
, AI is an underutilized technology in the child welfare field, particularly as it relates to safety decisions for children.
It is in here that our clients receive free, high-quality legal advice and representation with our professional caseworkers
, from help with benefit application forms to preparing for a tribunal."
job is quite demanding and requires experience and emotional resilience to help people in desperate situations.
Romero recounted an overnight trip to Savannah with her family, telling the caseworker
that her mother behaved normally.
Solicitor Louise Wylie has become head of the immigration department while Katherine Wortley has joined the family department as a caseworker
and Shamin Ali has started as a family law solicitor.
“I think the main reason our turnover rates are so high is that people cannot keep up with paperwork in combination with the emotional toll of the job,” said Morgan Harvey, senior caseworker
. “Ultimately I'd like to be out talking to kids in the schools, doing forensic interviews, doing follow-up home visits to ensure that things are going OK rather than spending time on paperwork and making sure everything is documented.”
productivity has increased by 40 percent; case backlog and case escalations have been practically eliminated.
At last week's hearing, four months after the baby was abandoned, a caseworker
told the court that Baby Carlos "loves his foster mom, responds to her voice and interacts well with his siblings," KRPC-TV reported.
Doug Kasamis, chief information officer at DHS, says, "We recognize that our caseworkers
can best serve their customers by spending time with them.