Survey: Child welfare workers stressed out, overworked

April 1, 2015 3:22 PM

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Employees of the state's child welfare agency suffer from low morale, heavy caseloads and poor working conditions, according to a report based on a confidential survey of more than 1,500 agency workers.

The survey was commissioned by the Legislature following the disappearance and death of Jeremiah Oliver, a 5-year-old Fitchburg boy whose family was being monitored by the state Department of Children and Families.

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