➡ From Child Welfare Information Gateway NJ:
NY: Senate Passes Bills to Provide New Tools for Child Abuse Protection (Press release)
Public – January 24, 2017
The New York State Senate today passed two bills to help save the lives of abused children who may otherwise slip through the cracks of Child Protective Services – often with deadly consequences. The bills require testing young children for drugs if their guardian is arrested on drug charges, and restrict high caseloads from jeopardizing the investigation of child abuse or maltreatment.