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New Jersey / Child Services / McGreevey Interview #719258

CNN Evening News for Friday, Jan 10, 2003
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(Studio: Aaron Brown) Report introduced.

(Studio: Jamie Colby) New Jersey's re-examination of its child welfare system in light of the case of the abuse of three Newark boys featured; details given about changes in the system. [New Jersey department of human services commissioner Gwendolyn HARRIS†- says we found 170 of the children lost in the system; notes the Williams family had their case closed without the children being seen in over a year; explains how closing cases will be handled.] The cost of reforming the system discussed.

(Studio: Aaron Brown) Taped exclusive interview held with Governor Jim McGreevey about his reform plan. [From Trenton, McGREEVEY - says we increased DYFS funding & are changing managerial practices to oversee decisions by caseworkers & supervisors; talks about "accountability."]

Reporter(s):
Brown, Aaron;
Colby, Jamie
Duration:
00:07:20

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