November 5, 2015
Shannon testifies to lawmakers. Photo courtesy of Vince "Shutterbug" Illuzzi.
Prefacing her testimony by identifying herself as a "a nearly maxed-out social worker," DCF Family Services Division Social Worker Shannon Morton delivered emotionally charged testimony to lawmakers about the need for them to address safety issues through increased staffing and resources, enhanced (or first-time for some) safety training, and providing frontline DCF social workers with the lead time they need to prepare for individual cases. Morton also stressed the need for increased community outreach and involvement.
Morton told lawmakers she was testifying on behalf of "my practice and the practices of my colleagues." We think she did a really great job on everyone’s behalf!