In the Wake of Toddler’s Death, DYFS Finds Itself in the Hot Seat

NJ Spotlight News | December 1, 2011 | Around NJ
Children's advocate Mary Coogan discusses how the Division of Youth and Family Services responds to allegations of abuse and what can be done in the future to prevent child deaths.

The death of 2-year-old Tierra Morgan-Glover allegedly killed by her father Arthur Morgan III, has prompted questions about the response of agencies like the Division of Youth and Family Services (DYFS), which had contacted the girl’s parents four times, mainly dealing with domestic violence concerns. Assistant Director at Advocates for Children of New Jersey Mary Coogan sat down with NJToday’s Mike Schneider to discuss how DYFS responds to allegations of abuse and what can be done in the future to prevent child deaths.