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.

GBPI is a private, nonprofit, nonpartisan think tank focused on ways to provide better education, healthcare and opportunity in Georgia.

http://www.northwestgeorgianews.com/rome/news/local/gbpi-foster-care-in-state-is-facing-budget-challenges-overloaded/article_bb30e574-f564-11e5-8ef3-4354ccbba25f.html

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