A Better Understanding of Caseworker Turnover within Child Protective Services
Jane Burstain /(512) 320-0222 x119
February 4, 2009
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As every parent knows, children need stability and consistency. For children involved in the child welfare system, who often come from and continue to live in chaotic circumstances, a caseworker may be their only continuous and stable relationship. High caseworker turnover, however, disrupts continuity and stability. To address this problem, this policy paper analyzes turnover data on Texasâ€™ child protective services (CPS) caseworkers and makes recommendations about how turnover can be reduced.