News: New DHS director Foxhoven ‘mission driven’, open to change

Iowa Public Radio: New DHS director Foxhoven ‘mission driven’, open to change

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The new leader of the largest agency in state government vows to “improve morale” among “front-line” social workers and conduct a “bottom-to-the-top” review of Iowa’s child welfare system.

“These are terrible tragedies. They’re awful. It sickens me and shocks me,” Foxhoven said, “but I certainly know if kids have come to our attention and they end up the way these kids ended up, that we need to look and say: ‘How did this happen and what do we need to change it so that it doesn’t happen again?'”

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