It's For The Children
I went to the Union meeting last night. Those of you who are interested in making phone calls, holding up signs supporting Corzine for governor and knocking on doors to encourage people to vote, please come to my desk to sign up.The Inside Edge has the whole story.
Interested parties are to meet at the Garden State Park in Cherry Hill, New Jersey at 9:00 A.M. From what I was told, you are required to participate in whatever capacity chosen from 9:00 A.M. to approximately 3:00 P.M. unfortunately you will only get paid $50.00 as opposed to $75.00 for your participation.
In other DYFS news:
Top state officials from Human Services, which oversees the Division of Youth and Family Services, and Children's Rights Inc., the national advocacy group that sued the state for running a system they claim is harmful to kids, issued a statement last night saying they will give themselves until Nov. 18 to agree how the court-monitored overhaul of DYFS should proceed.
The statement was released by the New Jersey Child Welfare Panel, which is acting as the mediator for the discussions that began Oct. 17 and were scheduled to end yesterday.
If unsuccessful, Children's Rights could ask U.S. District Court Judge Stanley R. Chesler to appoint a special master or recommend a federal takeover of the program that oversees the state's 11,600 foster kids.