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Keeping Tabs on Caseworkers

July 16th, 2009 by flanews

A new mobile tracking device will soon allow the state to keep better tabs on foster care caseworkers.

The tracking devices were shown to the governor today, during his tour of the Department of Children and Families. The technology will alert supervisors if a caseworker skips a scheduled meeting with a foster kid. DCF is catching heat this week after 70 caseworkers were caught lying about visits. Governor Charlie Crist said despite the hiccup, DCF has come a long way from its tainted past.

To be leading the nation in our accuracy rate and the services we do is extraordinary, especially when you consider, as the secretary just briefed me, that three or so years ago we were clearly not in that category, said Crist.

The devices will be rolled out in September and given to caseworkers in the Miami-Dade area first.

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