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posted 11/30/20

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An investigative series on the state's child welfare system was powered by "a fairly simple data analysis that anyone can do if they have the right tech skills."
Most states have state-administered systems that avoid many of the inconsistencies that have plagued NC child protective services.
Troubled data system, loose compliance with standards, local autonomy, training and pay disparities, and resource imbalances add up to wide variation in child protection policies and outcomes across North Carolina.