Thursday, June 15, 2006

The caseworker shortage: It's worse than we thought!

The Seattle Times picked up an award yesterday for a story following one case, while the Seattle Post-Intelligencer picked up an award for a story following one caseworker.  But apparently, in all of Seattle, there is only one worker to follow:

Baby M was 2 days old when Mary Marrs, a veteran CPS investigator, showed up. “Do you know why I am here?” she asked Liz and Mike.
--Seattle Times, December 8, 2005


"Why do you think I'm here?" Marrs asked the young mother, beginning the same way she always does.
                                                                --Seattle Post-Intelligencer, April 28, 2005