Case Study Critique

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Case Study Critique

• What are some possible reasons caseworkers were not aware of the conditions in the Jackson home?
The cases workers were not aware of the conditions of the Jackson home because they did not rules and policies did not make them investigate more thoroughly. Social worker and any other child welfare facility must have strict policies to ensure the safety and wellbeing of the children that they are responsible for. Once these four kids were adopted and the house was “suitable” for them the social workers did not have to check on them as often. I cannot say for sure whether these social workers had any suspicion which they never reported. Apparently they never saw the children when they went they visited because you could clearly tell that they were malnourished.

• From the information presented in the case study, determine whether the nine members of the Division of Youth and Family Services staff should have been fired. Why or why not?
The nine members of the Division of Youth and Family Services staff should not have been fired but trained. After they fired the social workers the New Jersey Division of Youth and Family Services implemented several changes to their policies. If these policies had been implanted before this case would have been prevented.

• Was justice served in this case? Why or why not?
I believe that the sentence that Vanessa Jackson received was too lenient. The purpose of punishment is not only to make the person pay for what they have done but also as deterrence. Vanessa Jackson committed several crimes; child endangerment, negligence, assault, and attempted murder because the children could have died of starvation. She should have gotten seven years per child a total of 28 years with the possibility of parole after 20 years.
• Could this situation have been prevented? If so, how? If not, why?
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