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MURPHY OFFICIAL SAYS CHILD WELFARE ‘WITHIN REACH’ AFTER 15 YEARS AND BILLIONS SPENT. IS IT? (07.18.18)

Murphy official says child welfare ‘within reach’ after 15 years and billions spent. Is it?

NJ.com, July 18, 2018

Meltzer’s [monitor’s] report said the agency’s daily work from July 1 – December 31, 2017, has improved but remains “inconsistent.” According to Meltzer’s report, five goals were newly met; seven remain elusive.‚Äč

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AS CHRISTIE ADMINISTRATION LEAVES, PROGRESS ON CHILD WELFARE REFORM STALLS (01.12.18)

As Christie administration leaves, progress on child welfare reform stalls

NJ Advance Media, January 12, 2018

A Better Childhood, Inc. Executive Director Marcia Lowry, whose 1999 lawsuit against the state led to the court monitoring, said she’s “disheartened” and “discouraged” by the state’s performance.

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NEW JERSEY GOVERNOR-ELECT TAPS CHRISTINE NORBUT BEYER TO HEAD CHILD WELFARE AGENCY (01.05.18)

New Jersey Governor-Elect Taps Christine Norbut Beyer to Head Child Welfare Agency

The Chronicle of Social Change, January 5, 2018

Norbut Beyer returns to an agency that has made progress, but remains under federal oversight that stems from a class action lawsuit filed in 1999.

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