N.J. Department of Children and Families will review domestic abuse guidelines following toddler’s death

    The death of a 2-year-old Ocean County girl has prompted the New Jersey Department of Children and Families to review its domestic abuse policy.

    Tierra Morgan’s family says the girl’s father, in custody for her murder, was able to skirt the department’s investigations into abuse claims against him. Morgan’s body was found in a Monmouth County park last week and her father, Arthur Morgan, was apprehended earlier this week in San Diego.


    “We don’t know yet if we did everything we could have done or should have done, or if there were opportunities for us to do things differently,” Department of Children and Families Commissioner Allison Blake told the Star-Ledger.

    The toddler disappeared while on a court-approved but unsupervised visit with her father.


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