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Posted at 2:15 PM ET, 05/ 6/2010

D.C. lays off child welfare workers

By Washington Post editors


More than 100 employees of the District's child welfare agency lost their jobs Thursday in a wave of layoffs prompted by citywide budget cuts and plans to restructure some jobs at the Child and Family Services Agency.

Social worker aides, who play a vital support role at the agency, were among the hardest hit with all 57 of them losing their jobs.

Social workers said the cuts would cripple the agency's work.

The agency plans to create a new position with higher qualifications to replace the social worker aides.

But even after the hires across the agency, it will be at least 52 positions short of current staffing levels.

-- Henri Cauvin


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By Washington Post editors  | May 6, 2010; 2:15 PM ET
Categories:  DC  | Tags:  Child and family services, Child protection, Social work  
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Great, that's just what a city that has an out-of-control child abuse and neglect situation needs. I guess Banita Jacks and her four murdered children are just a distant memory now. Many prayers for the helpless children whose lives are going to be damaged by this move. They'll need God's help, because they sure aren't going to get it from their government. :-(

Posted by: elizestrada | May 6, 2010 2:48 PM | Report abuse

DC Government jobs = 0 job security.

Posted by: UnknownHenson | May 6, 2010 2:53 PM | Report abuse

Is this a restructuring of an office or a RIF? DC government constantly "restructures" as a so-called management tool to improve the office, when in fact they are just trying to fire some folks.

Posted by: oknow1 | May 6, 2010 2:53 PM | Report abuse

Man D.C. social worker need to be restructured. They should have been fired years ago. They are not doing there jobs properly. D.C. Government need people who love the work that they do and is efficient in it. Not these poeple they currently have. If you do not saying thing to them they are not going to say anything to you. That was the current Child Welfare Workers policy. Good Rittens

Posted by: billyrowland | May 6, 2010 2:57 PM | Report abuse

Billyrowland you have no clue about how the social workers felt. They loved their jobs enough to work with out being paid because they cared about the kids.

This is the usual Gestapo Fenty tactic. Now the Roque claimed the cuts would be for budget reason and then he changed his story and said the cuts are happening b/c of reduce workload.

@oknow1...again you are correct. The question that has and continues to be raised at CFSA is what about the manager. CFSA is so top heavy. You have managers who don't manage a soul.

Read more here
www.dcunionpower.wordpress.com

Posted by: thelildiva4u | May 6, 2010 3:53 PM | Report abuse

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