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Child Protective Services workers faced with large caseloads

Reported by: Kelsey Thomas
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Updated: 8/06 12:08 am

LAS VEGAS (KSNV & MyNews3) -- Workers for child protective services are saying they are overworked and understaffed.

The department is coming under fire from its own workers, who say children are falling through the cracks.

CPS workers are turning to Clark County Commissioners for a fix.

They want change.

Some Clark County caseworkers are juggling as many as 40 child abuse investigations a month, more than double the national standard.

Workers say with higher loads come unrealistic expectations about what CPS can do to keep children safe.

Hundreds of workers with the department of family services signed a petition to ask commissioners to make improvements.

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