Daily Update March 30, 2016 - GBPI: Foster care in state is facing budget challenges, overloaded caseworkers
GBPI: Foster care in state is facing budget challenges, overloaded caseworkers
Kristina Wilder - Northwest Georgia News
With the foster care population on the rise and caseworker loads increasing, the state budget for child welfare is struggling to meet the needs of the Georgia Division of Family and Children Services.
Melissa Johnson, a policy analyst for the Georgia Budget and Policy Institute, spoke to the Rome Noon Optimist Club Monday about how the state budget affects foster care and DFCS, how the current situation came about and ongoing budget threats to the agency.
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