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A Department of Children and Family Services caseworker was attacked and killed while on a welfare check this month. It's happened before and that's making state lawmakers take notice of the dangers with the job. We talk with a former investigator who now trains those entering a career in child protection.

Sean Crawford speaks with Betsy Goulet, Director of the Alliance for Experiential Problem-Based Learning at the University of Illinois Springfield. She's spent more than thirty years in child protection and now trains investigators.

This story aired on NPR Illinois on Jan. 20, 2022.

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