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Fatal Flaws: DCYF Looks To Reform


A recent Concord Monitor series examines the many problems at New Hampshire's Division of Children, Youth and Families, including child abuse cases where at least eight children died in the last half-decade. The drug crisis, high staff turnover, limited funding, and restrictive policies all present challenges as the state looks to reform. 


  • John DeJoie - Legislative advocate for Child and Family Services of New Hampshire. He also lectures on social policy at UNH. 
  • Jeffrey Meyers - Commissioner of the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services.

  • Allie Morris - Reporter at the Concord Monitor, where she covered DCYF in the "Fatal Flaws" series. 

Check out Allie Morris' coverage of DCYF in the four-part series, "Fatal Flaws:" Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4.

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