- Associated Press - Thursday, April 27, 2017

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - A report shows the New Hampshire child protection agency is slow to hire workers to help tackle the backlog of open abuse and neglect investigations.

The Concord Monitor (https://bit.ly/2qjqJJw ) reports several weeks have passed since an outside agency found the Division for Children, Youth and Families does not have enough staff to keep up with reports. Now, the agency faces a backlog of more than 2,900 investigations.

Republican Gov. Chris Sununu says reforming the agency is a priority. However, a representative with the nonprofit Child and Family Services of New Hampshire says “the urgency isn’t there.”

The report shows 24 of the agency’s 116 positions are still open. Rep. Skip Berrien, member of the Special Joint Committee on DCYF Services, says the numbers are a concern “but this is bureaucracy.”

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Information from: Concord Monitor, https://www.concordmonitor.com

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