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NJ Agency Faulted for Handling Toddler's Case

Wednesday, February 08, 2012

Child welfare officials in New Jersey failed to connect concerns of child abuse and domestic violence in the case of a 2-year-old whose father is accused of tossing her to her death still strapped in her car seat.

Children and Families Commissioner Allison Blake on Tuesday released a review over how the agency handled the case of Tierra Morgan-Glover. Child welfare officials investigated the turbulent relationship between the child's father and mother four times in 13 months before she was found dead in a creek in Wall Township in November.

Blake says caseworkers never consulted with the agency's domestic violence liaison. They and supervisors also failed to follow up on recommendations made by the special response unit which first investigated child abuse claims.

The girl's father is charged with murder.

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Julie from Texas

The child welfare officials should have done more to protect both mother and child! That's what they are paid to do is to investigate parents on concerns of child abuse. Some people are lucky to leave a bad relationship and other's are not if someone could have done something more to help that wouldnt have happened. The father should get death and not just locked up for what he did, why grown men act that way is beyond me.

Feb. 08 2012 01:00 PM

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