State Social Workers Demand Easing Of Caseload

April 22, 2014 2:38 PM
State Social Workers Demand Easing Of Caseload
" LOWELL, Mass. (AP) — State Department of Children and Families employees are stepping up demands for state officials to take action to reduce social worker caseload.

Members of the union representing social workers and other agency employees plan to hold informational picketing on Tuesday outside the agency’s regional office in Lowell. A similar demonstration is planned on Wednesday in Boston.

The workers say the caseload crisis has worsened in the past year, creating concerns about the safety of children.

The agency has been under scrutiny since 5-year-old Jeremiah Oliver of Fitchburg went missing last year "

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