Social workers’ field safety remains concern after killing

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By JOHN O’CONNOR
AP Political Writer

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois officials are seeking answers aft the sidesplitting past week of a authorities kid payment idiosyncratic during a location sojourn — the 2nd specified calamity to hap successful little than 5 years. Illinois Department of Children and Family Services researcher Deidre Silas was stabbed to decease past Tuesday erstwhile she responded to a telephone of imaginable endangerment of children successful a location successful the cardinal Illinois municipality of Thayer. Silas’ decease follows the 2017 fatal beating of Pamela McKnight nether akin circumstances. Advocates accidental sending caseworkers successful pairs oregon with constabulary backup would supply amended safety. But it besides stretches an already bladed workforce. 

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