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Ruiz, Pintor-Marin, Speight Issue Statement on Comptroller Report


Trenton – Senate Majority Leader M. Teresa Ruiz, Assemblywoman Eliana Pintor-Marin and Assemblywoman Shanique Speight issued the following statement in response to the comptroller’s report on the Department of Children and Families change in policy:


“We should all be deeply disturbed after reading the State Comptroller’s report which outlined the systematic failures in the handling of highly sensitive matters involving New Jersey’s children. My heart breaks for all the families impacted. This is unacceptable and swift action must be taken to demand that DCF fulfill its obligation and adequately respond to all reports of child abuse. Our children’s safety and well-being is nonnegotiable and it is imperative that the department looks at every case that was not investigated to ensure our children are protected and not at risk.”