Kansas child welfare agency turnover aimed at turnaround


TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The leader of Kansas' child welfare department says the many staff changes in the agency since November are designed to turn around an agency that faced scrutiny for months over foster care problems.

Some 20 administrators in the state Department for Children and Families have been fired, shifted to new jobs or promoted in the past 6½ months, KCUR-FM reports . The changes included the dismissals of two staff members in the Wichita regional office earlier this spring in response to "concerning trends" in the region.

Department Secretary Gina Meier-Hummel said staffing change...

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