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WV Legislative Interim Report: Workforce shortages in child welfare system continue to impact children and families

151 child protective service worker positions available statewide

By Autumn Shelton, WV Press Association

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Workforce shortages in West Virginia’s child welfare system continue to impact children and families throughout the state. 

Jeffrey Pack, commissioner of the DHHR’s Bureau for Social Services, told members of the legislative Joint Committee on Children and Families during their Tuesday interim meeting that current child welfare workforce shortages are “hovering” around 30%.

“We have talked quite a bit about this, ad nauseum, but it simply bears repeating here that we do face a . . .

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