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The lack of consistency in screening abuse reports is concerning enough for state legislators to... more »
posted 11/30/20

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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.
Confidentiality rules intended to protect children present challenges for investigating allegations of DSS misconduct.