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Hawaii House Proposes 48 New Positions To Beef Up Child Welfare Services

Public outcry over the disappearance of Isabella Kalua and concerns about CWS’ role in the case of a Big Island fifth grader raised concerns about the agency.

However, “with the continuous number of cases that come out where there are questions about how we’re ensuring the safety of these kids under the jurisdiction of the state, we had serious discussions with DHS Child Welfare Services about whether it’s increased training, or expansion, or support that they need to ensure the safety of these kids,” said House Finance Chairwoman Sylvia Luke.

Read full article on Civil Beat. Photo: Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

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