Now it’s Montana’s turn in the spotlight (Daily Inter Lake, 2/10/19). Like many other states, Montana’s child protective agency – the Division of Child and Family Services – is a study in dysfunction. The usual factors make all but impossible the agency’s ability to do what it’s tasked with doing – protecting children from harm. Indeed, all too often, it’s the agency that does the harm.
That’s because caseworkers report a management culture that errs on the side of taking children from parents.