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Kansas Increases Social Worker Recruitment Efforts
With more than 80 social workers positions currently open at the Kansas Department of Children and Families (DCF), the state is ramping up recruitment efforts. DCF currently has 78 protection specialist positions to fill, and seven supervisor positions.
Kansas Hires New Child Welfare Chief Amid Concerns About Oversight of Kids in Foster Care
Secretary Gina Meier-Hummel was hired in early December to assume leadership of the beleaguered Kansas Department for Children and Families (DCF). The department has come under scrutiny in the last year after a July 2016 state audit of the foster care system highlighted areas of concern, including lack of adequate oversight of contractors providing foster care services.