October 24, 2015
Terrific editorial in the Times Argus/Rutland Herald, titled "On The Front Lines," in which the writer advocates for additional, necessary resources for frontline DCF Social Workers. Here’s a couple of snippets:
"That we have a corps of people willing to take on this job is something we should be grateful for. Also, we ought to recognize that they need support. After two children who had been under the supervision of DCF were murdered two years ago, the department underwent a searching examination that found, among other things, that the department was understaffed. Gov. Peter Shumlin pledged to add personnel, but understaffing remains a problem."
"DCF needs more manpower. It is on the front lines, and to leave it there unsupported by reinforcements would be unconscionable."