Nebraska’s child welfare caseloads are a primary obstacle to keeping maltreated children safe and delivering quality services, according to the state’s Office of the Inspector General (OIG) for Nebraska Child Welfare. Responses to child abuse reports are not appropriately coordinated between local law enforcement and child welfare staff with the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). No policies exist within the Juvenile Probation Department or DHHS to guide front line child welfare workers on how cases should be handled when children and families are involved in both systems. These findings were reported by the Office of . . .
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