Beach city manager names task force to address issues at child-welfare agency

The Virginia Beach city manager has named a task force to fix the city`s troubled child-welfare agency.

This is in response to NewsChannel 3`s investigation into Baby Braxton and how social workers repeatedly missed signs of the awful abuse inflicted by his second foster mother. She was later convicted of manslaughter.

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View the Baby Braxton Task Force letter

Our investigation into the shortcomings of child-welfare led to a state review.

The state issued a stinging report calling for major changes in the agency.

Five of the seven task-force members are city employees. They must develop a plan to fix the agency, and that plan will be reviewed by independent experts.

The state says this must be done by September 1st.

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