Saturday, December 1, 2012

Foster care still reeling from privatization

By Martha Stoddard

LINCOLN — Nebraska’s child welfare system is still suffering from the instability caused by the state’s privatization experiment, according to a report released Friday.

The Foster Care Review Office’s annual report on children in out-of-home care found concerning levels of caseworker turnover, missing documentation and a lack of complete case plans during 2011 and the first half of this year. (Absolutely normal CPS agent malfeasance)

All three problems worsened after the state attempted to turn over major responsibilities for managing child welfare and juvenile justice cases to private contractors.

And all three contribute to longer stays in foster care for children, the report said.


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