Enhancing the Workforce
Well-trained and supervised caseworkers with the resources to do their jobs are essential to achieving the outcomes we want for children and their families. Yet the typical child welfare worker has been on the job less than two years and is likely to carry a caseload more than twice the recommended size. Turnover among caseworkers and their supervisors is quite high making continuity of care a challenge. We must have workers who can accurately assess needs and risks, connect children and families to services and monitor that progress. CLASP works to identify, develop and advocate for policies that enhance the child welfare workforce.