Thursday, May 10, 2012
UPDATE: Governor signs Hobbs’ bill making CPS more efficient, helping children
Hobbs proposed HB 2794 to eliminate the need for the Department of Economic Security to establish “review teams” to determine whether a child should be taken from a home because of abuse or neglect. Since 1998, juvenile courts have held preliminary protective hearings in cases involving the removal of children from abusive situations. This hearing eliminates the need for review teams. CPS caseloads are already 50 percent over the recommended limit and the review team process causes more delays in providing services and keeping children safe.