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Missouri’s Children’s Division has 237 Job Vacancies – Overwhelmed with Caseloads

(MISSOURINET) –  Missouri’s Children’s Division has 237 job vacancies – and the boots on the ground are overwhelmed with caseloads.

The division’s director, Darrell Missey, said the accreditation standard is to have a caseload of 15 but he knows of a worker handling 38.

He said workers are doing the “bare minimum” – what’s required by the law.

Missouri’s caseworker turnover rate is currently 31-percent. In Kansas City, it is 88-percent.

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