State agency faces backlog of abuse investigations
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The state agency in charge of protecting Minnesota's vulnerable adults and children is struggling with a growing backlog of investigations into maltreatment allegations.
According to the Star Tribune, the number of reports assigned by the Department of Human Services for field investigations or death reviews rose 10 percent, to 1,053, in the year ending last July 1.
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