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Thursday, February 05, 2009

Denver child-agency hires stall

Denver child-agency hires stall

Faced with a possible $29 million deficit by 2010, leaders of Denver's Department of Human Services may renege on their commitment to boost the number of caseworkers who protect children from abuse.

Last year, the agency asked the Denver City Council to authorize the hiring of an additional 38 child- protection workers, saying doing so was needed to stem a growing controversy over the deaths of children who were killed by caregivers after being seen by caseworkers and left in abusive homes.

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